HepNS for Organizations
HepNS is pleased to offer various workshops and support to organizations across the province. Workshops available include the following:
A workshop geared to high school-aged youth focusing on safe drug consumption, safe sex, and safe tattoo and piercing practices. We use a harm-reduction approach and offer a safe space for youth to ask questions they may be otherwise embarrassed to ask their teacher or parents. We can often bring a guest speaker with lived experience with Hep C and addictions to speak to the youth, which is always very well received.
This workshop is geared to people over the age of 18 and focuses on Hep C while also looking at HIV as a comparison tool. Transmission, treatment, and prevention are all discussed, as well as coinfection (having HIV and Hep C at the same time). A guest speaker with lived experience with Hep C and addictions may also be able to attend upon request.
This workshop is geared towards adults living in or recently released from a correctional facility. It focuses on Hep C while using HIV as a comparison tool. Risk factors specific to incarcerated living are discussed and treatment options once a person is released (Provincial prisons don’t treat Hep C) are discussed.
These workshops are designed for front line staff to develop an understanding of Hepatitis C, how to interact with a person or client with Hepatitis C, and what supports the staff member may refer the client to. The best part is, we’ll bring you lunch!