Naloxone Training

Help keep the Dalhousie community safe

Student Health and Wellness in partnership with Nova Scotia Health Authority Take Home Naloxone Program is hosting open training for Naloxone and Opioid Overdose response. Please be sure to register to guarantee your spot!

Training is free and open to all students!

This one-hour training workshop aims to further educate participants in harm reduction and Naloxone/Narcan Opioid Overdose Response in accordance with the Nova Scotia Health Authority Take Home Naloxone Program.

Upcoming Training Workshops 

If you would like further information about the session or request a group training at another date, contact Student Health Promotion at livewell@dal.ca.

The goal of this program is to:

  • Reduce stigma and negative attitudes towards those struggling with poor mental health
  • Help participants maintain mental health and improve resilience and coping strategies
  • Help participants support others
  • Foster a supportive campus community 

Why should you participate?

This program aims to give university students the practical knowledge of mental health and mental illness so they can: 

  • Use the mental health continuum to recognize changes in their mental health and that of others
  • Be prepared to use skills to improve their coping and resiliency
  • Reduce both public and self-stigma
  • Be willing to be a part of a supportive campus environment

Accessing Naloxone or Narcan Kits and Additional Resources

In Nova Scotia and across Canadian provinces, you can access a Naloxone or Narcan kit (medication to reverse an opioid overdose) free of charge at your local pharmacy with no personal identification collected.

If you are a member of the Dalhousie and Kings community, you can also access a Naloxone kit through a Nursing appointment at Student Health & Wellness Centre on the Halifax campus, or at your local pharmacy.

For information about NSHA Take Home Naloxone Program visit the Nova Scotia Take Home Naloxone Program website.

For information about where to access a kit in other Canadian provinces visit the Government of Canada's Naloxone Resource website.