VOX POPS: WHY PEERLINK
"Learning about the new treatments available for hep C and what the process was to get tested and treated was really important to me as I've lived with hep C for many years. I'm looking forward to being able to finally get rid of it."
"Damn good show -- damn fine workshop. "
"The hep C messages are great and it's really useful to learn about safer injecting."
"PeerLink was so informative and such a great, positive experience. Being able to talk about drugs in a confidential and private setting with others has been so helpful."
"I loved the information on harm reduction and how to be safe while still having fun."
"Community looking after the community!"
"I felt really connected and the facilitators were warm and knowledgeable. They've been through some of the same experiences I've had over the years and the fact that we were all there to talk about our drug use and not be down about it really drove me to look at my life in a better way."
"Once we had introduced ourselves, the facilitators told us about their own personal drug use. It really opened up the conversation and we felt we could start telling our stories- it was fascinating to listen to others talk about their drug use."
"There's so much information, and the facilitators really went out of their way to make everyone feel like they belonged."
"I've not been injecting drugs for a very long time, but I learnt so much. I had no idea about hep C before I went to PeerLink."
"It's about community spirit -- It's great to be a part of the community and to learn how we can be supportive to other drug users."
"Sharing our stories about stigma and discrimination and learning about how stigma affects the community was really important."