Blenheim Blog

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 […]

Why you should make volunteering your new resolution

2017 is well and truly here and with it typical resolutions like hitting the gym or saving more money. But if you’re already giving in or struggling for inspiration, why not consider something that can have long lasting impact and help other people – volunteering. At Blenheim we have a range of exciting volunteer opportunities […]

A pub crawl with a difference

On a cold night early in January a couple of us from Blenheim ventured to a bustling bar in London for a #mindfulpubcrawl with our friends from Club Soda. We were unsure what to expect from this pub crawl with a difference, where instead of boozing to excess you visit pubs and bars and test […]

Getting drunk is not a game

London Ambulance Service is running a powerful alcohol awareness campaign to show what impact alcohol-related calls have on other patients in the capital, particularly over the holiday period. As a charity that provides support to drug and alcohol users, their family and carers, Blenheim is proud to support the cause for sensible drinking and understanding […]

Helping the homeless at Christmas and beyond

Whilst all the festive cheer continues, it’s easy to forget that there are many people who are less fortunate and find Christmas one of the most difficult times of year. Emily Hamilton, from homelessness charity The Connection at St Martins, talks about how they support people to get off the streets for good. Find out how […]

Inspiring recovery: Harry’s story

A difficult childhood and mental health problems pushed Harry into a drug-using world at a young age. His film became the winning entry in the first ever Recovery Street Film Festival, set up by a consortium of addiction charities including Blenheim as a way of exploring drug and alcohol addiction through the medium of film. Now a friend […]

Festive tipple alternatives

The festive season is nearly upon us but with the endless parties and celebrations, Christmas can be a tricky time for people who don’t drink. Our friends at Club Soda share their top tips on how to make your non-drinking guests feel special at events and some great alcohol-free alternatives to your favourite drinks. Non-drinking […]

The truth about HIV: World Aids Day 2016

1 December is World Aids Day, an international day for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and show their support for people living with HIV. For this week’s Blenheim Blog we’ve spoken to Benjamin Humphrey from the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), a leading HIV and sexual health charity, and Andrew Tippett, a Blood […]