What is RSUN?

We passionately advocate for service user involvement by

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Influencing and shaping policy

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Support and Represent people

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Engaging groups and services

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Peer support

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Sign posting

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Educating, training and development

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We’ve been where you are

We have lived with substance use

We want your involvement

We want your support

We want to share your experience to help shape the future support for people who use substances

Supporting and training people

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Educating, training and development

Our most recent training courses have included: Suicide first aid, peer mentoring, motivational interviewing, naloxone administration, ‘train the trainer’ as well as peer mentoring

We are planning further peer mentoring as well as ‘Reduce the use’ in association with SAIL Dublin – dates TBC

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Supporting and representing people with lived experience of substance use

We have RSUN service user representation on all 5 DACTs for NI, we are directly consulting on the New Strategic direction from the Department of Health

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Peer Support

Phase 1 has seen one staff member trained to kickstart the program and they are actively mentoring and codesigning our service

We are designing a regional program with a pipeline of trained, fully-connected and aligned peer-mentors delivering a consistent and empowering service to those who are seeking assistance in their harm reduction journey.

Phase 2 will be commencing soon – dates TBC

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