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Reduce the harms at festivals



For many people festivals are the highlight of the summer. Here at, we want your festival experience to be one to remember for all the right reasons.Follow our information on partying safely and reduce the harms this summer. 

Remember, our message is that it’s always safer not to use drugs at all – there are always risks.




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Share harm reduction information online and at your event

We are working with HSE Emergency Management to promote a drug harm reduction approach at Irish music festivals. We have created new leaflets, posters and social media images to encourage people to reduce the harms when using drugs. We have had harm reduction stands and Body and Soul, Higher Vision and we will be at Boxed Off in September. As well as this, we will research drug use and harm reduction practices at festivals in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin.

Download our resources

Drug dos and don'ts:Leaflet for festival goers

3 posters: Leave the mixing to the DJ/ Don't be afraid to get help/ keep cool and hydrate 

Social media imagesLeave the mixing to the DJ/ Don't be afraid to get help/ Keep cool and hydrate

Gav Connell/ The Tenthman images: Find out where the medical tent is, don't be afraid to get help, leave the mixing to the DJ, keep cool, start low go slow, pace yourself, don't use bank notes to snort, look after yourself and care for others

Social media GIF:Leave the mixing to the DJ/ Don't be afraid to get help/ Keep cool and hydrate

Follow and share #SafeUpYourSesh on social media

Take part in our festival research 'What are you taking?'

A communication toolkit is available on request. 

Download: stimulant overdose factsheet

For more information about this campaign contact Nicki Killeen:

This campaign is supported by Body & Soul Festival, Higher Vision Festival, the Order of Malta, The Union of Students in Ireland, HSE Emergency Management and Mother Club.


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The HSE and Union of Students in Ireland (USI) ask students to think about drug safety measures when using club drugs
Harm reduction messages from the #SaferStudentNights campaign.
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