MHoS (Mobile Health Outreach Service) overview
What to expect
Clean injecting equipment, such as needles and syringes, is provided to people who inject drugs, and condoms and lube are provided to street-based sex workers. In addition, MHOS provides up-to-date information and education on:
- Injecting safely
- Care of veins and wounds
- Safe sex
- Treatment options for hepatitis C
- Supportive primary health care
Why choose BHN?
One of the first organisations in Victoria to provide street-based outreach services, BHN has been committed to improving the health of people who inject drugs and street sex workers for more than 20 years.
The installation of Safe Dispensing Units (SDUs) is a more recent initiative of BHN in the area of Harm Reduction. While SDUs have existed in NSW for some time, they are a new concept in Victoria.
Three SDUs have been introduced across the catchment by BHN. Contact the MHOS program on 0419 204 811 for more information about Safe Dispensing Units and their locations.
Accessing the service
MHOS is open to any member of the community who injects drugs or works in the sex industry. In addition to clean injecting equipment, condoms and lube, they can receive information and referrals to other services, such as primary health care or alcohol treatment.
Our office-based service operates from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Our outreach service operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 5pm – 11pm.
MHOS provides services across Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Kingston, and Bayside.
There is no charge for the service.
Please call 0419 204 811 and leave a message with your contact information if you would like to learn more about the MHOS program. Within 24 hours, a member of the MHOS team will return your call.
AOD and Health Promotion teams at BHN and the Victorian AIDS Council are partnering on the Peer Advocacy Response Training initiative (PARTi). As part of the project, nightclubs in the Stonnington and Port Phillip areas will be empowered to build harm reduction capacity and create safe and supportive environments. With the help of three Peer Leaders, the PARTi Project will develop targeted training programs for late night venues to meet their specific needs. To foster a safe, peer-centered culture within these venues, the PARTi Project team will develop long-term relationships with these venues. As well as offering simple, accessible information on party drugs and their interactions, the peers will develop an online resource for nightclubs and young people.