The first of its kind at the University of Bristol, the Harm Reduction campaign aims to remove barriers from students accessing support, and to reduce the risk of harm associated with using drugs, including alcohol.
The project was spearheaded by George Bemrose (Student Living Officer 2019-20), and brought Bristol SU, the University of Bristol and The Drop (part of Bristol Drugs Project) together to make this campaign a reality.
Jason (Equality, Liberation and Access Officer) and Ruth (Student Living Officer 2020-21), worked to make sure that new student inductions this year included content on consent and drug harm reduction.
In October Ruth also led a three day campaign All About Drugs, and launched a regular drop-in with The Drop in the Richmond Building. Here students are now able to receive harm reduction advice, support and information alongside the opportunity to pick up a free drug reagent testing kit funded by the University of Bristol.
Activity will continue throughout the year to improve education on harm reduction.