Stress Awareness Month 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month.
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Bereavement Support Group

This support group is for people who have experienced bereavement from substance use/drug or alcohol-related death.
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Virtual Community Timetable

Find out more about our virtual timetable.
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How has trauma therapy changed?

Trauma Lead, Kerri shares an interesting article.
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Coping with change

In the last year we’ve all experienced more than our fair share of change.
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Guest Blog - What is Trauma Counselling?

More about the Trauma service and how it can support people.
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Guest blog - Kerri, Trauma Lead

Kerri is Trauma Lead for our new Trauma Counselling Service.
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Time to Talk Day 2021

Thursday 4th February is Time to Talk Day.
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Store Cupboard Ideas

It is always good to have a store of useful items in your cupboards. 🥫🍳

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Why should I join a virtual community group?

If you've been asking yourself that question, this is the blog for you. 

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Tips for relapse prevention

It is essential to develop relapse prevention skills during recovery.
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Practice, not perfect

We should focus on the power of practice rather than perfectionism.
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Journalists, the media and the opioid epidemic

We know most journalists covering this genre of news want to get the story right, and we also know that when it comes to addiction, there’s a lot to consider.
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Top tips for a good night's sleep

The importance of sleep for our mental and physical wellness is often underestimated.
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Veg Pledge 2020

You’ll have heard the phrase ‘eat your greens’ but did you know that eating fruit and vegetables can benefit mental wellbeing as well as physical wellbeing?
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Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

16-22 November is Alcohol Awareness Week 2020!
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Lifestyle changes that can help recovery

Recovery is an ongoing journey and there are lifestyle changes which can support and benefit you.
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WISC - Integrated Step Course

Have you heard of WISC? You probably have, without even realising.
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Grounding techniques

Grounding can be a useful exercise for reducing anxiety and distress.
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Get into Recovery by John Elford

Get the inside story on John Elford’s recovery, join our Zoom meeting.
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Online Mutual Aid Groups - XMAS 2020

Online Mutual Aid Meetings are available to attend throughout Christmas, in addition to our Christmas virtual timetable.
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Story 6

11 years today since I last used heroin.
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Story 5

My addiction began when I left my ex-partner after 22 years.
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Recovery Month 2020

September is International Recovery Month.
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Story 3

Looking back over my life, I can see that I was always addicted to something from an early age, but this doesn't matter today, what …

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Story 2

When I was born, my Dad was already in jail. He was very protective but like a stranger to me really. In the estate I …
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Story 4

I grew up in a loving family home with 3 sisters and loving parents. I went to a very small junior school and although I …

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10 Things to do Inside

It can be hard to go from having so much freedom to do what you like to have to be inside all the time. We've put together a list of things that you could try to keep you busy. 

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National Collegiate Recovery Day 2020

Wednesday 15th April 2020 is National Collegiate Recovery Day; read about our story of supporting students in recovery here. 

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Accessing Support Online

In addition to our online meetings at Recovery Connections, many peer support networks are moving their meetings online too. For more info, click here. 

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Recovery Connections - Vision

We're really proud to launch our revised Vision. 💜

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Recovery Connections - Values

We're really proud to launch our revised Values. 💜

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Recovery Connections - Mission

We're really proud to launch our revised Mission. 💜

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The Fork In The Road - Stage One

If you attended our Community Marketplace and Graduations on Tuesday 4th February 2020, you will have heard the great news - the cafe within The Stages Academy is now part of the Recovery Connections Family! 

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Coffee Training with Rounton Coffee Roasters

The Fork In The Road team travelled over to Rounton Coffee Roasters HQ to complete their coffee training! 

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Boro Man Can Launch

Find out more about the Boro Man Can campaign that supports men's mental and physical health in Middlesbrough. 

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