Simon Community Scotland
People currently using drugs are amongst the most stigmatised groups of people, but, in Scotland, at real risk of premature death. Johann Hari noted that the ‘Opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it’s human connection’ and the internet can open up spaces for community, connection, advocacy, compassion, empathy and love.
This groundbreaking piece of work, led by our friends at Simon Community, was co-designed with an incredible group of women currently using drugs, and embeds digital inclusion in every-day harm reduction practice. Working in a trauma-informed way, Mhor Collective has developed and delivered a programme of training for frontline staff, aligned to both Harm Reduction Principles and with consideration of the MAT standards. Mhor Collective has also worked with Simon Community Scotland to develop a participatory action research approach to evaluation, ensuring that lived expertise is placed front and centre.