Harm Reduction Initiative

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey with the Harm Reduction Initiative?


Here at the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN), we’re thrilled to launch an innovative program dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of our vibrant community.


Our mission!!! To provide enlightening and empowering harm reduction programs, heighten awareness about crucial health issues, and offer educational resources tailored specifically for our Caribbean and African community members.

Imagine a space where every month brings new opportunities to connect, learn, and grow. We have crafted both physical and virtual platforms buzzing with dynamic discussions and insightful exchanges. These forums are specially designed to delve into vital topics like mental health resilience, overcoming substance misuse, tackling smoking-related challenges, and addressing concerns like gambling and suicidal thoughts. It’s all about creating a supportive environment where we can share experiences, offer practical tips, and guide each other towards accessing and successfully completing treatments and services.

But that’s not all! We’re also passionate about providing personalised support. Whether you prefer one-on-one sessions to maintain anonymity and confidentiality or are seeking specific harm reduction services, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. And let’s not forget about the families and loved ones who play a crucial role in this journey – this initiative embraces you too!

For our younger community members aged 11-16, we’ve got something special. Our ‘Catch Them Young’ program is all about fostering self-confidence, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, and educating about the impacts of screen time. It’s a fun-filled adventure with activities that nurture young minds and spirits.


Join us at CAHN, where every step forward is a stride towards a healthier, more empowered community. We can’t wait to share this journey with you!

'Catch Them Young' Agenda

The "Catch Them Young" agenda of the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) is a proactive and innovative approach designed to engage and empower young people within the Caribbean and African communities. This initiative aims to address various aspects of health and wellbeing among children and adolescents aged 11-16, fostering a foundation for healthy lifestyles and positive decision-making from an early age.

Key Focus Areas of the 'Catch Them Young' Agenda:

  1. Health Education and Awareness: Educating young people about critical health issues relevant to their age group, including nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and substance abuse prevention.
  2. Self-Confidence Building: Through various activities and programs, the initiative seeks to boost the self-esteem and confidence of young participants, helping them to develop a positive self-image.
  3. Screen Time Management: Addressing the growing concern of excessive screen time and its impact on physical and mental health, the program aims to educate and encourage healthier digital habits.
  4. Cultural and Identity Awareness: Encouraging young people to explore and embrace their cultural heritage and identity, fostering a sense of belonging and community.
  5. Skills Development: Offering workshops and activities that help develop essential life skills, such as communication, leadership, and problem-solving.
  6. Community Engagement: Involving the youngsters in community activities, encouraging civic engagement, and fostering a sense of responsibility and belonging within their community.
  7. Mentorship and guidance to help navigate the challenges of adolescence, including peer pressure, academic stress, and social issues.


The “Catch Them Young” agenda is an integral part of CAHN’s commitment to holistic community health and wellbeing. By investing in the youth, CAHN aims to cultivate a generation that is not only health-conscious and well-informed but also proud of their heritage and actively engaged in their communities.