Informing Policy to Minimise the Harms Associated with Drug Use in the Isle of Man: Public Views and Preferences

Closed 5 Jun 2023

Opened 17 May 2023


We want to hear from members of the public and community groups, to find out more about views and opinions of what people think about issues related to illicit drug use, and the ways in which policy and practice can be developed in order to reduce harms and best support those people affected by use – whether their own, or other people’s.

This follows a Tynwald resolution in December 2020 to review our strategy in addressing the harms of illegal drugs. A report was presented in June 2021 outlining the approach for the review. After further debate, it was decided that the Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moore's University would conduct the review, known for their expertise in public health policy development related to illicit drugs.

This workshop forms part of the review which is now underway.

The workshop will take place on the evening of 14 June 2023 (5pm to 8pm) and be convened by researchers from Liverpool John Moore’s University. The workshop aims to gain the views and opinions.

Participating in the workshop

We would like to encourage those who fall in one of the categories below to express their interest in participating in the workshop: 

  • representatives of neighborhood/community groups
  • people who use/have used illicit drugs
  • those who have been directly affected by others’ drug use

This workshop has a limited number of spaces available, and selection of attendees will be based on both their availability and their application response. The selection process aims to ensure a diverse and representative group of participants from across the community.



  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Policies, strategies & plans
  • Health & Safety