Launch of SAOL and Citywide’s Anti-Stigma Research

SAOL’s anti-stigma research, created in partnership with Citywide and evaluated by the team from Trinity College Dublin, was launched yesterday. The whole project was produced using a co-design process with women who have experience of drug use, and the results showed that training made a significant impact in reducing stigma amongst service providers. The researchContinue reading “Launch of SAOL and Citywide’s Anti-Stigma Research”

A Year of Outside Songs

As ever, International Women’s Day was busy one for the SAOL Project. This year was a little different, however, in marking a year since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, and the ongoing reality of public health restrictions. Celebrations for this year’s event had to move outside as result, starting with an outdoor singalong andContinue reading “A Year of Outside Songs”

Recovery Month – 09/2020

Having spent the summer singing outside on Amiens St., the SAOL Sisters felt the music must continue. They devised an Outside Songs Tour for Recovery Month, taking in different spots around the North Inner City every Monday of September. Special precautions were taken to ensure everyone’s safety: participants had to socially distance, and after newContinue reading “Recovery Month – 09/2020”

A Summer of Outside Songs – 2020

It was a summer of Covid, a summer of outside singing. On the other side of the world, America had erupted in protests declaring ‘Black Lives Matter’. Click below to see videos of the SAOL Sisters overcoming the distance, and joining together in solidarity. Black Lives Matter – 06/2020 07/2020 International Overdose Awareness Day –Continue reading “A Summer of Outside Songs – 2020”