Are you looking for a way to make a real impact in your community? Join us and the Student Wellness Centre for monthly, free Naloxone training sessions and learn how you can save lives by being prepared to support someone experiencing an opioid overdose. Not only will you receive valuable training, but you’ll also receive a free Naloxone kit to keep with you. This training is open to everyone and dates/times can be found below. Follow our Instagram (@uvss) to stay in the loop! Don’t hesitate to reach out to Izzy, Director of Campaigns and Community Relations if you have any questions. Together, we can make a difference in the opioid overdose crisis. See you there!

What is Safer Use? 

Our Mission: In the midst of the massive opioid crisis in BC and across Canada, students need to have easy access to information and resources on harm reduction. 

What’s harm reduction? Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim to minimise negative health, social and legal impacts associated with drug use, drug policies and drug laws. Harm reduction is grounded in justice and human rights – it values autonomy, life, choice, respect, education, compassion over judgement, reducing stigma, and no discrimination or punishment.

Harm reduction is…

  • A public health approach that aims to reduce harms related to substance use
  • Non-judgmental
  • Treats people with respect
  • Supporting people to be safer 
  • Helps people connect with others and develop healthy relationships.

To learn more about harm reduction on campus: 

→ Attend Naloxone training (below!)

→ visit the Harm Reduction Centre in the basement of the SUB (closed for the summer*)