HIT delivers effective interventions on drugs, community safety and other public health concerns. We produce publications, run mass media campaigns, deliver training, organise conferences and provide consultancy to individuals, community groups, health and social care and criminal justice agencies locally, nationally and at an international level.
HIT, formerly the Mersey Drug Training and Information Centre was established in 1985 to reduce drug-related harm and set up one of the UK’s first syringe exchange schemes. Based in Liverpool where we still provide a reference library on drugs, the organisation has an international reputation for developing, advocating and implementing a pragmatic and effective approach to the use of drugs.
- Provides a wide range of training courses that helps develop the competence and confidence needed to work with drug users in line with DANOS
- Organises events from intimate seminars to national conferences
- Uses social marketing techniques to develop leaflets, posters, condom packs, videos and games for PSHE education providers
- Is the exclusive provider of HIT, DrugScope and Healthwise publications.
- Provides consultancy that helps professionals improve the planning, commissioning and delivery of interventions
Our work includes:
- Encouraging safer injecting practices to prevent the spread of HIV and blood-borne viruses (BBVs)
- Implementing the Models of Care
- Providing information about drugs and the law
- Improving sexual health and knowledge of BBV’s
- Promoting safer clubbing Young people and alcohol
- Reducing violence and glass-related injury
- Preventing overdose