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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.

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.

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