New or Novel Psychoactive Substances Training Presentation

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Date(s) - 08/08/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


New or Novel Psychoactive Substances – Monday 8th August 2022 – 1pm to 3pm

This session is aimed at supporting local partners to gain a basic understanding of what NPS are and what their use and dependency looks like, it’s impact and associated risks, physically, mentally and socially. Alongside this, we will identify and explore support options available. 

The session is designed to be accessed by all staff from various community agencies and groups including:

  • Mental Health
  • Adult and Child Social Care
  • Housing
  • Probation/DIP/Community Safety
  • Hostels
  • Primary Care
  • Employment and Education Services
  • Local Community Groups

By the end of the workshop you will have some basic understanding of:

  • NPS and reasons for their use
  • The signs of NPS use, dependency and withdrawal
  • The physical, psychological and social impact associated with NPS use
  • Legal considerations
  • How problematic NPS use is treated
  • What support options are available locally and nationally
  • How to refer individuals into treatment for NPS related issues in Tower Hamlets

Places are limited and colleagues are requested to register early by contacting us via email at or  

Please provide your details including name, role, team and contact number and someone from the team will ensure an invite is sent out to you which will include a zoom link.