change, grow, live – health and social care charity

Harm reduction

If someone told you they were feeling suicidal, would you know what to do?

21st December 2017
lots of people train station

As we approach the end of the year I’m looking back at some of the achievements I have been actively involved in. One aspect of my work I am very proud of is the Suicide Prevention Training Programme that I jointly deliver with Monika Gos, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist. This year we delivered three training events to over fifty members of staff from our service.

NPS Summit – Birmingham

9th June 2017
nps packets

The NPS Summit held by change, grow, live on Thursday 27 May at Recovery Central in Birmingham was organised to create an approach together, and to make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable within Birmingham.

Staying safe over the festive period

23rd December 2016
xmas gifts

Christmas and New Year are times for celebration and while we need to relax and unwind over the festive period, it’s important to stay safe.

Alcohol and diabetes – reducing the risks

14th November 2016
alcohol icons

If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes you can still drink alcohol, but it’s a good idea to be aware of how alcohol can affect your diabetes management and know how you can minimise its potential harms.

A new drug strategy

9th September 2016

It seems important to me that the new Drug Strategy balances the aspiration of recovery with the evidence of what works in promoting health and well-being.

Naloxone - Saving Lives

29th April 2016

We re-launched an organisation-wide approach to Naloxone provision, overdose aid and harm reduction last October.

What is ‘Chemsex’?

8th April 2016
man holding phone

Chemsex is a term commonly used by Gay men and Men who have sex with Men (MSM) to describe the use of certain drugs in a sexual context.

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