SOUTH WEST NEEDLE SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The South West service is comprised of a fixed site NSEP in Bunbury which is open five days per week, and a mobile van service which provides NSEP at designated sites throughout the South West. In addition the South West provides an outreach service to consumers who are unable to access the fixed or mobile sites.

Southwest Mobile Service

The mobile van service provides NSEP at designated sites throughout the South West for consumers who are unable to access the fixed site in Bunbury or who don’t live in the metro area.

The Mobile service sites are:

• Margaret River
• Manjimup
• Busselton
• Harvey
• Collie

Mobile Van Timetable

Other Services

Peer Based Harm Reduction Education:
Advice, information and referrals to reduce the harms associated with injecting drug use including the prevention of transmission of BBV’s (Blood Borne Virus) Hepatitis C and HIV.

Overdose Prevention:
Advice, information and training to manage, prevent and reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Safe Disposal Education:
Disposal containers are provided at each transaction. WASUA’s Safe Disposal Program is available to provide advice and education to consumers and other agencies regarding how to manage and prevent safe disposal issues.

Hepatitis C Education:
NSEP Workers provide support and information in relation to prevention of Hepatitis C and make referrals, where appropriate, for testing and for the provision of treatment.

Pharmacotherapy Advocacy:
Opioid replacement pharmacotherapy advocacy and complaints service.