If you are already using our services you can find timetables of groups and activities, location and contact information here.
Groups & Meetings
Peer Support Group
This is an open discussion group where clients can talk freely about their experiences of recovery. The aim of the group is to facilitate discussion around topical and personal issues for individuals who are working towards a goal of either controlled drinking or abstinence. Individuals within the group can share ideas, suggestions and give support to fellow members of the group. People in the support group are under no pressure to share or disclose anything personal to them and confidentiality within the group is promoted.
This is a six week programme of two hour groups which can be joined at any point. Through discussion and worksheets, we will examine past ways of thinking that could lead to relapse and compare these to a pattern of thinking and belief that can support you through the challenges of changing your life, dealing with triggers, cravings and meeting life on life’s terms. Most important of all, we will emphasise our role in choosing our goals and planning to put these into action.
The service is for adults who have experienced problematic alcohol and drug use and are ready to make lifestyle changes. We provide a safe space to be used as an open access area for those service users who are deemed suitable. Most service users will be able to access this area freely. However, some service users will have specific care plans/conditions which result in restricted access. Staff will ensure that service users remain in the appropriate area relating to their status.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Structured Abstinence Group
The Structured Abstinence Group is an abstinence based 8 week programme. The course of treatment is delivered using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques, combined with the Alcoholics Anonymous /Narcotics Anonymous 12 step approach. The programme aims to help you to recognise the link between your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and how this has a direct impact on aspects of your recovery.
Auricular (ear) acupuncture is a specialised complementary therapy that enables the body to restore its natural energy, balance and improve general well being. The aim of auricular acupuncture as a treatment method is to reduce stress and anxiety and help alleviate the sensations of withdrawal and craving; this is done through the insertion of small needles in specific points on the outer ear.
Plan for the Weekend
This group is designed to assist with planning and preparation for the weekend where clients may be vulnerable in the community. Clients may organise trips, events meetings and support each other to reduce the risk of relapse. The sharing of Information about mutual aid and community events is encouraged including participation in SOBAR socials.