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York Drug & Alcohol Services

In York we offer the following in partnership with Spectrum Community Health CIC:

Blossom Street – York Drug & Alcohol Service (YDAS)

We offer support to anyone with a dependency to drugs and/or
alcohol. Our workers and clinical staff can help to create a recovery
programme that aims to achieve each individual’s goals. We can offer
a range of support including health screening, signposting to other
agencies (including signposting family, children, and carers to services
to support them), clinical support, access to peer support groups and
mutual aid.

To access, refer or for more information contact:

T: 01904 464 680

E: york-info@changing-lives.org.uk

Oaktrees – Community Rehabilitation

Bowes Morrell House building which is tutorian style, white with lots of exposed beams. This is where the Community Rehabilitation is held.

At Oaktrees, Bowes Morrell House we offer a 12-week day
rehabilitation programme for people looking to change their lifestyle
and abstain from drugs & alcohol.

  • 12 Week poragramme (f2f)
  • KIS (Keep it Simple)- 7 Weekly 1Hr Long Sessions ​

To access, refer or for more information contact:

T: 01904 621776

E: oaktrees.york@changing-lives.org.uk

Young Persons Services 

We offer:

  • Support to anyone under the age of 21 who is:
    Thinking about using drugs/alcohol
    • Using drugs/alcohol
    • Under 18s affected by someone else’s use of drugs/alcohol
  • 1:1 support anywhere in the community
  • A flexible service to meet on your terms at a time that fits around
    your commitment

Monday – Friday
York (general)
Anyone under 21 years old in York

Read more here.

T: 01904 464 680

WhatsApp: 07812672578

E: york-info@changing-lives.org.uk

Instagram: @changinglives_thrive

Changing Habits – GP liaison Service

  • Working with Local GP practices through a referral process who will identify patients who may need additional support to manage their drinking & their emotional wellbeing linked to their drinking habits. ​
  • To support individuals who are on the periphery of hazardous hard drinking but may not require full-time treatment such as Oaktrees or clinical treatment from YDAS. Person-centred support built around the individuals needs. ​
  • Using therapeutic models such as ACT, 12 Step work, Mindfulness & social prescribing to support them to address their drinking habits & to build new ways of coping with life’s challenges. Individual support & group work sessions available where appropriate.

T: 01904 621776

E: changinghabits@changing-lives.org.uk

Digital Inclusion – Digital Support Service 

Our clients in York can choose to make use of our bespoke, face-to-face digital support service, in which they will receive support with any of the following:

  • Benefit handling
  • online banking
  • social media
  • buying and selling sites
  • CV making
  • Exploring Hobbies
  • Typing and general use
  • Safety online
  • Entertainment
  • Technology applications (through IT ReUse)

E: kate.mclaven@changing-lives.org.uk

Peer Support Collaboration

York in Recovery

In their own words:

“York In Recovery are a peer-support, and peer led recovery group. We are experts in lived experience and therefore offer a safe space, fun activities, and companionship for members of the York community who are either in recovery or who may not be in recovery but have an interest. We’re a judgement free zone, we’ve all walked in each others shoes, so if you’re considering starting your path to recovery, or if you’ve been in recovery for some time and are looking for a bunch of like-minded people to hang out with – come along!”

Find out more on their website: www.yorkinrecovery.org.uk

Feel free to watch our recent Webinar covering more depth each of these services.

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