News Useful resources for covid-19 Inclusion Resources made available Inclusion, part of the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has spent a great deal of time developing information resources in response to the needs of our patients and service users across England - this literature mainly responds to requests within our drug and alcohol services, but has a broader applicability to people who use our mental health, sexual health, recovery college and psychological therapy services. Including 28 leaflets and one poster there is a range of information regarding different illicit substances and alcohol as well as information specific to Covid 19. These are available at their website. These resources are now available free of charge to anyone who would find them useful. Inclusion, as part of the NHS is committed to working in an open and transparent way and supporting the best quality services we can. COVID-19 & the impact on the drugs market Release is setting up a network of people across the UK to provide information on what is going on in the drugs market in light of the Coronavirus | Release, UK Introducing GDS Corona Conversations - video GDS Corona Conversations is a series of video interviews with experts around the world on how the current COVID19 pandemic is having an effect on people who use drugs. These experts include drug policy analyst, harm reduction workers, frontline health care professionals and of course users themselves | Global Drug Survey, UK The SMART Response to Covid-19 We understand that uncertainty and change can be difficult to deal with. UKSR is doing everything possible to provide alternative resources. Meeting participants should be signposted to alternatives that SMART are offering e.g. online meetings. Details of all these alternative resources will be communicated extensively via all our media platforms. Open PDF to view full details. UKSR Website Online MeetingsFacebookTwitter The SSA (Society for the study of addiction) have put together a list of useful resources for covid-19. Their lists includes: Useful coronavirus (COVID-19) links Safeguarding OST and needle exchange services amidst the COVID-19 outbreak Treatment staff defined as key workers Please see their website for a full list of resources. Collective Voice have put together some useful guidance within their blog, including: NCVO – Your organisation and coronavirus [advice for charities] NHS – Coronavirus (COVID-19) overview Public Health England – Guidance on residential care provision (13.3.20) Public Health England – Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for health professionals and other organisations Public Health England/Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government – COVID-19: guidance for hostel or day centre providers of services for people experiencing rough sleeping Public Health England/Ministry of Justice – COVID-19: prisons and other prescribed places of detention guidance Release – Drug Treatment and Coronavirus/COVID19 National Institute on Drug Abuse (USA) – COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders Mental Health Foundation – Looking after your mental health while working during the Coronavirus outbreak Cabinet Office/Department for Education – Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision Welsh Government – Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for substance misuse and homelessness services (version 1) Harm Reduction Coalition (USA) – Safer Drug Use during the COVID-19 Outbreak and Syringe Services and Harm Reduction Provider Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak Collective Voice – COVID-19 Guidance on parental key worker status Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection in Pregnancy Frameworks Institute – Framing COVID-19 Royal College of Psychiatrists – Community and inpatient services – COVID-19 guidance for clinicians (includes section on people who use drugs) Please visit their blog for full details.