WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Friday 31 March 2017 09:30 – 16:30 Leeds

This course will provide front-facing staff with an understanding of substance use and its impact. It will explore a wide range of substances including alcohol and ‘legal’ highs, their effects, legal implications, harm reduction and recovery approaches.

This popular course will be delivered by Kris Rothert from The Bridge Project. Kris
delivered this course for WY-FI in the Summer of 2015 and it was very well received by everyone who attended.
We will cover:
  • Identifying a range of different substances, understand how they are used and their effects
  • Identifying and understanding the nature of drug problems e.g. physical, psychological and social
  • Understanding the legal implications of substance use
  • Recognising attitudes within society related to substance use including common myths
  • Understanding the Harm Reduction approach and the Recovery Agenda as they apply to substance use – blood borne viruses (BBV’s), safer injecting, smoking off foil

Who should attend?

  • WY-FI Navigators
  • WY-FI Peer Mentors
  • Front-line staff working with people who have multiple needs


This course is free to attend.


The course will take place in the Training Room at the WY-FI Project Hub Office, 45a Park Square East, Leeds LS1 2NP. The office is located 8 minutes walk from Leeds railway station. There is a walking map here

This venue is not fully accessible. If you have any special requirements, please contact Roger Abbott by email roger.abbott@disc-vol.org.uk as soon as possible so that we can make alternative arrangements.

Book your place

Please click on this link which will take you to Eventbrite to book your place. The booking deadline is 5pm on Thursday 23 March 2017.

More information

If you have any questions or queries about this training, please contact Roger Abbott by email roger.abbott@disc-vol.org.uk or telephone Roger on 07885 806 114