Blenheim Blog

Interning at Blenheim – Twenty First Days

Jillian joined Blenheim as an intern on the Global Experiences program. At the halfway mark of her summer in London, Jillian shares her experience working for the Marketing & Communications team at Blenheim’s central office.

Overcoming Addiction: Victor’s story

Victor originally came to Blenheim for support overcoming a crack cocaine addiction, and now volunteers and is a peer mentor with us. To celebrate National Writing Day 2017, he’s written a piece for us about how addiction feels, and coming out the other side. The journey from crack to sobriety was nothing but pain. Each […]

Could you help Blenheim spread the word?

A huge part of the work we do at Blenheim is making sure that those in need know how to get help. This is where volunteers could play a pivotal role, as we’re looking for people to help us spread the word across London to those who need it most. We’re looking for communicative and […]

My Fitness Plan

The focus of Men’s Health Week this year is belly fat, as it is linked to a number of unwanted ailments and is more common among men. To help inspire anyone trying to get fit this year, former Blenheim service user Jude Thompson has shared his fitness plan with us. Where do I start? One […]

Drug or alcohol-related bereavement

Adfam and Cruse Bereavement Care have recently launched a new website with information and advice for people that have been bereaved through alcohol and drugs: They’ve written us a blog about the project and the wonderful work they’ve done to help bereaved families and friends. For most of us, losing a loved one is […]

Working with Families

14 May 2017 marks National Children’s Day, which places emphasis on the importance of a healthy, happy childhood. Here at Blenheim we provide support to drug and alcohol users, as well as their family and carers. Our family service based in Islington helps children and families who are having difficulties because of parental use of […]

FitBit review: Using a new fitness tool

Last year, some of our staff were awarded prizes for their exceptional work within Blenheim, going above and beyond to help our service users achieve their goals.  Complete-IT kindly donated FitBits to the winning staff and volunteers. Below, Andrew Kavalierou tells us how he got on with his… I would consider myself quite an active […]

Let’s Talk

It’s World Health Day and this year’s theme is Depression: Let’s Talk.  The risk of becoming depressed is increased by poverty, unemployment, life events, physical illness and problems caused by alcohol and drug use.  Depression can be effectively prevented and treated, and often talking with people you trust can be a first step towards recovery […]

A year more mindful

For the last year Blenheim has been working with our partners at Club Soda to challenge people to think mindfully about their drinking. Club Soda are a community and movement pioneering a behavioural change approach to helping those looking to cut down their drinking or stop altogether. And so the Club Soda Guide was created […]

Work experience at Blenheim

This week Blenheim central office was joined by Sophia, a student on a work experience placement. Here she gives her thoughts about what she gained from the experience and how it can help her in her future career. Tell us a bit about yourself and your course? My name is Sophia and I’m 16 years […]