A Welcome Letter from Harm Reduction

The Bass Coast Harm Reduction team is busy studying away and preparing to see you on site!  

“What do you mean, study?”  

This volunteer team is required to complete 6 hours of training before the festival, to help ensure their safety skills are sharp and ready to support you at Bass Coast. 

While they are busy learning, we thought we would give you a  run down of what to expect from the Harm Reduction team this year. 

On Thursday, join us for a workshop in the Brain.

Harm Reduction managers Stacey and Farrah will be hosting “Jeo-Party,” the Rave Safety Game Show! Come out and test your knowledge, learn some new things, and maybe even win a prize... all before the party starts! This interactive workshop will get your rave safety skills sharp and ready for the weekend. 

As of Friday Morning, our Space is open 24/7.

We are located on the left-hand side of the main road to Slay Bay. Be sure to come by and say hello once you are all set up at camp. In the front of this area is our Education Space. Here, you can pick up earplugs, other harm reduction supplies and talk with members of our team about how to reduce risk over the weekend. Located in the back is our Sanctuary - a place to take a break (especially if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed)  and connect with a support person.

Beside this Space is the substance checking services, open from 12:30pm -11:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All Harm Reduction services are free of charge.

The Harm Reduction team is also mobile. 

Look for their peachy-pink T-shirts doing outreach around the stages and into the campgrounds. Flag them down if you need help or would like someone to walk with you back to camp. You can also find them during peak party hours on the “Night Life Guard” Chairs that are at each stage. 

Reset Resort is back for another year. This is Bass Coast’s sober program. There are 2 peer-led  meetings a day. Stop by the main harm reduction space to confirm the time and place. 

We know some of you might be feeling a little rusty after a 3-year festival break. While you count down the days until we are together again, please check out Bass Coast’s Harm Reduction page for a wealth of information about consent, safety, reducing risk, and what to pack.

-XO  Bass Coast Harm Reduction 

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