The Society of St James are delighted to announce our new Substance Misuse and Recovery Worker, Rosie. Rosie understands the challenges that gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans plus communities experience and how drugs and alcohol can sometimes stop being fund and cause us mental and physical health difficulties. GLOW is an outreach service for people who want support to change behaviours and you can be seen at your own home or any location that feels safe for you. Rosie offers discreet and confidential one to one and group support as well as training for other services on how to be LGBTQ+ inclusive.
The Forces Linking Alcohol and/or Gambling and Support Service is delivered by The Society of St James for Veterans and Serving Military Personnel. This is an independent service funded by the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity. Leanne offers a private and confidential service to support current serving personnel who may be experiencing difficulties with alcohol and/or gambling. Leanne provides one to one sessions, advice, counselling, interventions and aftercare. At the request of the individual Leanne can work closely with other support networks such as Gamcare, Chain of Command and Department of Community Mental health to provide a holistic and person centred approach.
Is parental substance use having a negative impact on your children and family life? Are you unsure of how to improve your situation?
If the answer is yes, then contact the Family Support Project. We can work with whole families to support you to improve yours, your partner's and your children's lives where there is parental substance misuse. A Family Worker can meet with you and your family in your home or a community location to understand your situation and what changes you would like to make.
Once we have made a family plan, your Family Worker will agree with you how often you would like to meet, and what kinds of support would be most useful for you and your family members.
Naloxone, Needle Exchange and Harm Reduction
To help reduce drug-related deaths we provide free Naloxone kits for those who could help prevent an overdose - this could be clients, families, friends and professionals. Naloxone is a medication that can quickly reverse the effects of an opiod overdose and save lives.
Needle Exchange programmes are designed to help and support people to use substances safely. you can access new, clean and appropriate equipment, as well as accessing advice for staying safe and it's a place to return your used paraphernalia so that it can be disposed of safely.
Injecting any substance, for any purpose, can come with risks. Access our Needle Exchange, or NSP Direct for packs made specifically to support you if you are using steroids, or using steroids, or using substances to engage in chemsex activities.
The Making Changes Programme
Throughout your journey, you will be offered a variety of opportunities to improve your health, wellbeing, social interaction and self-esteem.
Sessions include everything from developing skills to handling difficult thoughts and feelings, to getting unstuck from unhelpful behaviour patterns and a trauma-informed counselling service. Alongside this, we also offer acupuncture and yoga.
If you would like to talk more about what's on offer here at Community Day Rehab, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 02392 861423.
Re:Work is a free employment service available to clients in recovery. Getting back into paid employment during your recovery can be daunting, but the specialists at Re:Work are here to help. A worker can support you with finding suitable job opportunities; helping to write your CV and cover letters; job applications and interview support; contacting employers on your behalf; arranging work placements/job trials; discussing potential reasonable adjustments and adaptations; welfare benefits advice; ongoing support and advice to you and your employer to help you setting into your new workplace and adjust to working life.
If you are interested in getting a job and feel you are now ready for this step as part of your recovery, just speak to your keyworker. A meeting with a Re:work Employment Specialist can be booked to discuss how you can be referred to this service.
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The people who will help you to make your life better will have specialist skills in supporting:
We can also introduce you to someone with lived experience who can provide additional support along the way.