Connecting with Peers
The NUAA Peers & Consumers Forum will help keep you up to date with peer work practices through engagement and dialogue with your community. The forum aims to celebrate the contribution of consumer and peer workers – paid or voluntary – in NSW. Its aims to support consumers and peers and provide a networking opportunity. We also want to raise the voice of people who use drugs and AOD service users to support advocacy, reduce stigma and discrimination and improve health services. Consumers and peers participate in a range of settings – AOD treatment services, needle and syringe programs, consumer groups – all are welcome to attend. It is being held at the NSW Teachers Federation in Sydney on September 5-6. Read the prospectus to find out more.
The NSW Users and Aids Association (NUAA) is the NSW peer-based drug user organisation. We advocate for the health and human rights of people who use or have used drugs, particularly people who inject drugs. NUAA is primarily funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and is staffed and governed by people who use, or have used, drugs.
NUAA Consumer Network
The NUAA Network consists of people who have enacted positive changes through gained knowledge; been empowered through training to participate in Alcohol and Drug Treatment service delivery; have embraced liver health through hep C treatment and support; have engaged in discourse about NSP and other harm reduction initiatives and have helped galvanise their experience to improve the lives of our community.