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Stuart Haste

Pronouns: He/Him

Stuart Haste’s Topic

Stuart will be exploring the differences between Young Peoples harm reduction and Adult practices, including the challenges of language, settings, law and the lack of resources which makes for an interesting journey!

Stuart Haste has dedicated over three decades to the field of health and substance use services across the UK, holding various roles from a front-line drug worker to a senior practitioner and consultant. Currently, he serves as the Service Manager for the Children and Young People’s Drug Service.

During this time, Stuart has passionately researched, campaigned, and gained practical knowledge to support the community. He takes pride in sharing his transferable skills, developed through personal experiences and education, with his teams. In the past decade, his focus has been on establishing effective services for those dealing with mental health and substance use issues, including training programs in harm reduction, needle programs, naloxone, and youth support.

Currently, Stuart serves as a Service Manager in Warwickshire and London, delivering harm reduction and education models for young people and individuals impacted by someone else’s substance use.

“I can honestly say I love my job and get to work with people who are passionate about harm reduction” I have the nickname of “ stu-nami” for some reason!

Stuart Haste

Stuart Haste’s Topic

Stuart will be exploring the differences between Young Peoples harm reduction and Adult practices, including the challenges of language, settings, law and the lack of resources which makes for an interesting journey!