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New drug-related welfare service at concerts, music festivals in Ireland seeking volunteers

New drug-related welfare service at concerts, music festivals in Ireland seeking volunteers

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PsyCare Ireland is a new charity set up with a pending charity status aimed at providing support for people at events who may experience psychological distress due to drug-related experiences at events.

PsyCare say they are a voluntary organidation who offer services for

  • Undergoing challenging drug-related psychological experiences, particularly in relation to psychedelic substances
  • To provide welfare services to any events where these crisis are likely to occur like concert and music festivals)
  • To provide education to reduce the harm associated with the use of such substances.
  • A 24 hour welfare service at events staffed by friendly volunteers trained by PsyCare in de-escalation and supporting people
  • A point of harm reduction information about drugs
  • A space for distressed/overwhelmed patrons to rest & recuperate, and a private zone for patrons who are experiencing a severe episodes related to intoxication with drugs.

PsyCare is made up of two doctors, four therapists, an ICU nurse and a trainee solicitor and are currently recruiting a volunteer team with the aim of lending a hand at festivals this summer.

PsyCare’s specialty lies in the de-escalation of psychedelic induced crises. They have organizational links with PsyCare UK and links with Kosmicare in Portugal.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or are a festival organiser, you can attend a training day over Zoom on Sunday the 10th of April on Zoom for suggested fee of €10 or for free via this form.

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The first couple of hours of this day serve as an introduction to our service for festival organizers, stakeholders and volunteers – the rest of the day is lectures.

More info on psycareireland.org or Insta.


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