International Overdose Awareness Day – Hope collaborates with Barwon Health in the creation of a Video for Health and Community Services impacted by overdose death

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

The campaign raises awareness of overdose, which is one of the world’s worst public health crises, and stimulates action and discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy.

The campaign acknowledges the profound grief felt by families and friends whose loved ones have died or suffered permanent injury from a drug overdose.

International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable.

Hope were honored to collaborate with Barwon Health, their a video targeted at Health and Community Services Workers, looking at the process of grief,  managing this lifelong process and how workers can take care of themselves. This video features Hope’s Catarina Dumaresq, who provides an insight into the grieving process and provides some advice and information for staff working supporting people who have died of an overdose and  all those affected by this loss.

Hope joins Barwon Health, in inviting you to watch this video.