Festival Insights NEWS: The Loop introduces new training course: ‘Responding to Drug Use in The Night Time Economy’


UK: The Loop has launched a new one-day training programme for clubs, bars and festivals, aimed at equipping venues and events with a deeper knowledge of the risks associated with recreational drug use. The course will cover related legal issues and ways of reducing drug related harm faced by people who use drugs in the night-time economy. The course has been awarded a Badge of Excellence by Open Awards.

‘Responding to Drug Use in The Night Time Economy’ has been developed in partnership with the Occupational Development and Training Team of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Specialist Services Network.

Fiona Measham, director of The Loop, said: “The staff who work in clubs and festivals are at the front line of the problems caused by excessive consumption of intoxicants, sometimes of unknown strength and composition. This course, in a new partnership between the Loop and the NHS,…



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