The hi philosophy is to source the best information and resources, put them all together under a cyber roof and share it to make life easier and better for everyone. The hi team wanted to make it possible for everyone connected to drug use and drug treatment to find everything needed on one site.
A very special thanks to a very special person.
Our team have worked with Barbara Marriner since the very early days of our project. We all know that all good things come to an end. Barbara has decided to leave her post at NHS Innovations North. Roweena and the team at hi and at NHS Innovations will miss her contribution, friendship, insights and skills that she brought to her work. Roweena managing director of hi said:
“I always described Barbara as my external hard drive. I considered her literally a back up to share my thoughts, feelings and concerns. I believe it is rare to work with someone who can inspire, steady nerves and plan ahead at the same time. Barbara’s contribution will exist within the site like a finger print, unique and very much part of who she is. I have learned so much from working with this unique woman, I hope she will go on and do what she does best. She does so many things so well in her quiet way that won’t be as easy as it sounds”.
The team at hi would also like to thank the good people at NHS Innovations and RTC North for providing the support through this amazing team member. We look forward to working with Anna Taylor our new hi support.
Roweena Russell and the team would like to that the following individuals and organisations provided content support, advice encouragement and feedback:
North Tyneside Crime, Disorder Reduction & Misuse of Drugs Partnership for funding the project
Vivien Hollyoak Director of Public Health North Tyneside for all her support with hi and the harm reduction strategy for North Tyneside. (DPH December 2008)
We would like to thank the DAT team at North Tyneside for supporting the project in its early stages.
An extra thanks to Erica who provided additional support throughout the concept and build of the site
Fiona Bell for her work and amazing energy in the early stages
Shona Haining for her on going support with IP
The team at Blue River Design Newcastle for the smart hi design
The Hepatitis C Trust for Hepatitis C information, resources and support
Dublin AIDS Alliance & Erin Nugent for HIV/AIDS information & “do you choose it” video clip
Professor Heather Ashton for her support of the site and the Benzodiazepines content
The team at Project ANSWER for the content on treatment
Jane Fountain “Issues surrounding the delivery of prison drug services in England & Wales with a focus on black minority ethnic prisoners. “
All the team at NECA’s harm reduction service SHARPS for providing harm reduction content and responding to countless requests, thank you.
Imelda O’Mahony Bridge View House Treatment Centre for her support with the Hepatitis C sections
Plummer Court NTW for the mental health and well being content
PROPS family and carers service in Newcastle and North Tyneside for information on their services and carers stories
Simon Pringle Break the Cycle research
Gillian Radcliffe at the Home Office for the Treatment works DVD and general support of the project
Exchange Supplies “How much citric?” video clip
Katie Moir NHS for the Diet and Nutrition information and cooking guides
Jane Abbot Specialiat substance misuse midwife for North Tyneside for the information on pregnancy & substances
Mick Webb and the Nalaari project based in Bristol for the Crack and Cocaine Recovery Diet
Rachael Hope Newcastle DAT
Mathew Hornsby North Tyneside Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy Manager for the alcohol information and alcohol strategy
Magnus Nelson and MedFASH for the clinical guidelines for HIV treatment
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network for the “Nothing About Us Without Us” poster
Naomi Braine for GLBT and amphetamine information
Laura Seebohm Manager of the GAP Project for the sex worker content
Richard Booth and the Probation Services
Kim Tolley & Sharon Cox for the counselling content
Thanks to the Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service for the safety tips in the home section, this is so helpful.
A big thanks to Jambo Truong for the complementary therapies information.
Lynne Colinson & Sue North from Adult Social Services North Tyneside for Rehab and Tier 4 content
Gbenga Afolabi from North Tyneside General Hospital for his support of the crack lung animations
To Ruth Lewis who has lived with LARK/ hi from the day it was born
To Cleo Russell who read every single line of the site and made it better, thank you
A very big thanks to all the service users who provided ideas, support and feedback.
Thanks to Brian and Maggie who made this site much better.
Ant Volley has provided the team at hi with inspiration in the shape of his amazing comic strip. We are looking forward to working with Ant in the future and will very soon be hosting his treatment story on the site. Roweena would also like to say a very big thank you to Ant for working so hard on the Treatment Conference insert for March 2009- it is amazing.
Continued thanks and gratitude to the NHS Innovations North team for providing advice, support and for the on-going help with getting hi to as many people as possible.
To everyone who provided support for the project along the way and has shared in the excitement of seeing it all happen.