Aboriginal People who Inject Drugs and Harm Reduction

The Being Real project undertakes a national program of consultations with Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal people who inject drugs to understand harm reduction issues for Aboriginal people, gaps in service delivery and challenges in increasing sterile injecting equipment distribution.

The first phase of the project focused on hearing the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who inject drugs and building a shared cultural understanding between people who use illicit drugs and Aboriginal communities.

In its second phase, Being Real builds from the learnings of Phase 1 to develop a communication framework that supports peer-based drug user organisations to work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations.

Resources from the Being Real project will be available on our website shortly.