Karin is the founder and chair of Psycare UK
For over 30 years Karin has worked with art and music events. Born in Argentina, she has been an active part of the curation and manifestation of many unforgettable psychedelic parties around the world in the 90’s. From Goa to Buenos Aires, Tokyo to Cuzco, San Francisco, Bali and Punta del Este. Through that insider experience she recognised the need for honest and pragmatic drug information as well as the responsibility of the event organiser to help people in crisis at their events.
Inspired by volunteering for Kosmicare at Boom festival and with the support of MAPS, she formed Kosmicare UK as a community project in 2009, the first Psychedelic emergency services in the UK, which, a few years later, became PsyCareUK, Welfare & Harm Reduction Charity. Since then she has trained and coordinated hundreds of volunteers at UK festivals and abroad.
Board member of Newnet, Nightlife Empowerment & Well-being Network, an EU network of community-based NGOs acting in the fields of health promotion in nightlife environments.
Karin has worked as sitter and team leader at Boom Festival in Portugal, PsyFi in Holland and is the coordinator of Psycare at Modem in Croatia. She continues to help other events and organisations to create social awareness and safer party environments. Karin is one of the authors of The Manual of Psychedelic Support, she has given talks and workshops about Psycare work at Breaking Convention and through the Psychedelic Society. She has been the seminar leader on topics of psychedelic caring and dance magical power.
Her vision is a world where people understand and respect mental health and consciousness; where individuals have easy access to the information and support they require to navigate challenging drug-related psychological experiences; and where such experiences can be harnessed as opportunities for growth.