This year’s South West Peninsula Reducing Drug-related Death Conference will take place on Friday 14th July from 9am at the China Fleet Club in Saltash.

The conference is held in partnership with Public Health England and hopes to build upon the 7 previous conferences and explore how good communication and cooperation between agencies and individuals can continue to help reduce the number of substance misuse related deaths across the peninsula.

The conference is free to those attending, and open to service users, carers, service managers, drug and alcohol workers, commissioners, Police, Coroners and their officers, and they are keen to encourage a good mix of workers from all disciplines.

The plenary sessions will look at the lifespan, including at Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Anyones Child- families for safer drug control, pain management and medication, physical co-morbidities and dual diagnosis, and an update on the new treatments for Hep C.

Attendees will be offered 2 workshop sessions giving participants the opportunity to discuss and consider solutions to the challenges that arise in relation to reducing harm and promoting recovery both for those who use substance misuse services and the services that work to support them.  Details of the workshops can be found on the booking form here.

There is a limit of 150 places with 40 places allocated for service users.

If you wish to attend, please complete the booking form by Friday 30th June and send to sidwillett@cornwall.gov.uk or by post to Sid Willett, Drug Related Death Prevention Co-ordinator, Cornwall Drug and Alcohol Action Team, Helford House, Truro Business Park, Truro, TR4 9LD.
You will receive confirmation of attendance at least one week before the conference.