Facebook Peterborough Harm Reduction Group
A Facebook page designed to deliver harm reduction messages,
updates and alerts for people in drug treatment services has been
launched by the SaferPeterborough partnership.
‘Peterborough Harm Reduction Group’ has also been created for
people who may know of someone who takes drugs. In addition, the
page aims to attract drug users not known to the partnership’s drug
The page is based on the work of the SaferPeterborough Harm
Reduction Group, which formed in April 2010. The group shares
information about harm reduction and produces targeted pieces of
work and marketing campaigns in relation to harm reduction to
ensure clear and consistent messages to people accessing drug
Whatever a person’s situation in relation to drugs, the page
provides up-to-date information that could prevent an overdose,
transmission of blood borne viruses and risk to themselves, their
families or members of the public. There is also a guide of what to
do in the event of overdose or injury.
To search for the page, simply type Peterborough Harm Reduction
Group in the search box when on Facebook. To follow the page’s
latest updates and advice, people need to click to ‘like’ the page
and this will also allow leaving comments on pieces of information
posted. There is a ‘house rules’ section, which indicates what the
expectations are for those that accessing the page.