Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

What is it like to access our services? A Spotlight on Learn2Earn

September is Recovery Month, which has been celebrated around the world for at least 28 years. Recovery Month gives people in recovery an opportunity to celebrate what is possible and provide hope to those who need it. This week, we’ve spoken to staff and service users of Learn2Earn, an employability programme that helps people in […]

Pavement2Catwalk: the Power of Harnessing Creativity for Recovery

It’s Recovery Month, and this week we’re exploring the power of harnessing creativity. Since January 2016, the Reintegration and Aftercare Service Lewisham (ReAL) have paired up with Donald Waugh to host his Pavement 2 Catwalk design workshops. Pavement2Catwalk, or P2C, was set up by Donald Waugh, an actor who was one of the original cast […]

Recovery Month: what is SMART Recovery?

It’s Recovery Month – and this week, it’s also the Inaugural Conference of UK SMART Recovery. Therefore, we’ve spoken to Shiv Sharma to find out more about SMART Recovery and how it can help people manage their own recovery process. Shiv has worked with Blenheim previously, and is the first Peer Trustee on the UK […]

Recovery Month: How Build on Belief built a recovery community

It’s Recovery Month, and for this week’s Blenheim Blog we’ve asked Tim Sampey, CEO of Build on Belief, to talk about what their socially-based services can offer people in recovery. Build on Belief offers a range of services for people who have, or have had alcohol and drug addiction issues; services are run in the […]

Join us for Recovery Month 2016!

Every year in September, Blenheim comes together with the recovery community to celebrate National Recovery Month. Recovery Month gives people in recovery an opportunity to celebrate what is possible and provide hope to those who need it.  It gives the recovery community the opportunity to engage with their local communities, helping people to overcome fears […]

Inside a Recovery Cafe

You might have heard of a ‘recovery café’ before, but as more and more are springing up over the country, we wanted to ask – what are they? And what’s it like inside? Brent Clark, a development manager at the Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT), describes a recovery café as a ‘stigma free space where people […]

It’s Volunteers Week! Spotlight on Tom Colley

Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June 2016) is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. Our volunteers are vital to the work of Blenheim, make a genuine difference to their community and help people change their lives. Many of our current workers started as volunteers before joining the staff […]

What is Hidden Harm?

This Sunday, 15th May, is National Children’s Day, which promotes the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. This year, National Children’s Day aims to raise awareness of how vital the wellbeing of adults is in supporting the wellbeing of children.  To celebrate National Children’s Day, […]