Change, grow, live’s Newcastle Stop Smoking Service has gratefully enlisted the support of Newcastle United Football Club, to promote their latest stop smoking campaign – “Don’t Be the Last One to Quit.”
I help CGL develop its own ways of looking at data and understand what those data might mean. I also present the results of the research that I do and explain what it means, the significance for service provision and any potential clinical implications.
After working as a CGL volunteer for an incredible 14 years, Jane Stannard-Wilkes has retired from our Gloucestershire drug and alcohol service.
The event focused on the integration of service users and their families, in a day of sporting fun with a winter sports and Christmas theme.
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.
David, one of our National Service User Council members, has been compiling a list of community venues that will be open on Christmas Day and offering a meal to people who are homeless, isolated or struggling this Christmas.
Following the appointment of CGL's new Chief Executive, a process that involved service users for the first time, we caught up with Sue Edwards and David Pontin from the National Service User Council to find out more about the role of the group.
In 2010 I was driving back from a partnership meeting in Hampshire. It was Friday afternoon, I’d had a full week and I had a full head. I was on a busy road at rush hour and I started to feel like I was in a dream. All I can remember is looking for a green patch to park the car and I found it in the middle of a busy roundabout.
Dr Prun Bijral, Medical Director at change, grow, live recently presented his key findings and action points at an event in Halifax designed to maximise the opportunities offered by the 2017 Drug Strategy.
Over the past 18 months we have been working on a national programme to reduce missed appointments. This work has been motivated by the knowledge that missed appointments are a potential indicator of increased likelihood of a preventable death.