NUAA also offers a wide range of harm reduction training workshops for organisations and services who work with people who use illicit drugs, as well as resources to assist in advancing the rights, health & dignity of people who use drugs illicitly.

If you have specialised learning needs, talk to NUAA to see how we can design a training program to meet your needs. If you want to know more, please fill out the booking and training enquiry form at the bottom of the page.


Providing Quality Care to People Who Use Illicit Drugs

If you are a GP or work in health care and would like to be more comfortable knowing you are providing quality care you people who use drugs illicitly, please contact, or visit out Accredited Training for GPs page for more information.


Consumer Academy

Are you interested in being a health consumer representative? The NUAA-Went West PHN Consumer Academy will help you become a consumer participant in Alcohol and Drug Services in your local area! The Consumer Academy will run over 4 days and provide you with the skills and knowledge to be as a consumer worker/volunteer.  See more information on Consumer Academy, or contact Melanie on (02) 8354 7300 or



PeerLink is NUAA’s peer education project conceived, planned, delivered and sustained by people who inject drugs. PeerLink groups have been run in many places across the state and a currently being run in Orange, Katoomba and Surry Hills. Each PeerLink project is a partnership between NUAA, the local injecting community and the local health district. The partners work together to improve access to health care, reduce stigma and fill the aims of the hepatitis B and C strategies. See more information on PeerLink or contact Andy on (02) 8354 7300 or


Stigma & Discrimination Training

Research has shown that a major threat to the health and human rights of people who use drugs is stigma and discrimination. Experiencing discriminatory behaviour often leads to deference or avoidance of services. The result is decreased access to services by people who use illicit drugs. Service users are not the only ones who benefit when stigma and discrimination are challenged; staff also benefit.

This training will help your service develop work practices that will lead to greater trust and improved relationships not only between staff and service users, but also between staff. Increased trust will lead to improved access and positive health-related outcomes. For more information, see NUAA’s Stigma and Discrimination Training pamphlet.


Passport to Harm Reduction Training

Grab your passport and join NUAA staff as we jet set across the globe. If you work with people who inject drugs, then this training is for you. Training is delivered by NUAA staff with lived experience. At each border crossing, you will have an insight into harm reduction on a variety of topics, including safer using and vein care; reducing the spread of blood-borne viruses; methamphetamine and the ice epidemic; fentanyl and opioid overdose, to name a few.

This training will help you and your staff talk to your service users about harm reduction in a way that is relevant to them. If you want to know more, please use the booking and training enquiry form at the bottom of the page.


Request a Speaker

NUAA CEO Dr Mary Ellen Harrod has an extensive background in public health and clinical research. Since joining NUAA, her focus has been on strengthening the organisation so it is better placed to support both individuals and the broader community of people who use illicit drugs to access health care free from stigma and discrimination, and to advocate for effective systems change that supports the health and human rights of people who use drugs.

NUAA also has a range of standard presentations on a range of harm reduction topics and we may be able to tailor a workshop or presentation for your needs. If you would like to book Dr Harrod or one of our other trained speakers, please use the booking and enquiry form below.  


For NUAA Members

NUAA provides a range of Peer Education and Community Engagement workshops. To find out about upcoming workshops for community members check out our calendar.


Booking and Training Enquiry Form

To book training, please fill in the booking and training enquiry form below and indicate which area you are interested in.

NUAA Booking and Training Enquiry Form

NUAA Booking and Training Enquiry Form

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