The NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA)’s vision statement is: “Advancing the rights, health and dignity of people who use drugs illicitly in NSW”. Our organisation is governed, staffed and led by people with lived experience of drug use. We provide innovative harm reduction services for people in NSW who use drugs, as well as for those that advocate for improved service delivery and a more rational approach to drug use.
NUAA runs a needle and syringe program at 345 Crown Street, Surry Hills. and is open every week day 8am-10pm. Check out the full list of available equipment. The NSP is also home to a Open Clinic on Crown, a nurse-led primary health care clinic that is a collaboration of NUAA and the Kirketon Road Centre. It has a new open hours of 11:30-3pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1:30 pm-5pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can also see the full list of NSPs around the state via the NSW Health website or check out AIVL’s Australia-wide directory (please note these directories may not be up to date, if you notice any errors, please contact them to let them know).
For NUAA-orgnaised events and events of interest to our community, please check out our calendar.
In May, NUAA is launching its first RACGP accredited, active learning module training for GPs to help remove the barriers for accessing health care for People Who Use Drugs. We are running two pilot sessions, one in Sydney (May 25) and the other in Parramatta (August 31). Please click here for more information, or using our enquiry form to register interest.