Our Centres – Carlisle


The Carlisle Centre is conveniently located at 3-5 Victoria Place, Carlisle CA1 1EJ on the 1st and 2nd floors and the building is shared by Learn Direct located on the ground floor. The Centre is easily accessible from the city centre on foot, by bus or by car and car parking is located nearby either behind Iceland or in The Lanes Shopping Centre.

CADAS Carlisle
Cadas Carlisle

Our centre opening hours are:

Monday to Thursday 09.00am to 5:00pm – 8.00pm on Tuesday night (late night opening)

Please note that all Cadas Centres will be closed to the general public on Friday. Cadas staff are available for advice and guidance via telephone using our countywide number – 0300 111 4002 

We can arrange to call back you back at a specific time if you are concerned about confidentiality or have problems contacting us during working hours.

OR e-mail us at info@cadas.co.uk

The North Service Manager is Helen Lawrie and she is based at the Carlisle Centre. Contact her via email helenl@cadas.co.uk

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Services available from Carlisle Centre:


Information & Advice

The staff members from our Carlisle centre can offer advice and information over the telephone, by e-mail and in person about our services, basic drug and alcohol awareness including harm reduction information and signposting to other organisations.

One to One Support

Free and confidential structured one to one support sessions to enable community members aged 18 years and over to address their drug and/or alcohol use, to make positive changes whilst improving health and well-being.

black box therapy
One to one black box therapy
Black Box therapy

Black box therapy promotes relaxation, sleep and supports management of cravings and withdrawal. A gentle electrical pulse is administered to key acupuncture points on the ears and hands during one to one sessions.

Parent, Carer, Family support

Carers and families are often ignored because of the attention given to the person with the problem. Families attempt to keep relationships going and continue to offer support in the most difficult and sometimes distressing circumstances. Cadas is here to help, providing a free service to help families cope. Support is offered via confidential one to one sessions, support groups, workshops and therapies such as mindfulness & black box (Acu-stimulation).

Contact Staff

Phil Sharp


CADAS Mindfulness Service

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) – We can deliver 8 week mindfulness courses to those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression or chronic pain.

Mindfulness in Schools Service– Our trained staff offer .b (dot b) and Paws b programmes to any school in Cumbria. Both the .b (Secondary) and Paws b (Primary) programmes have been developed by school teachers and experienced mindfulness teachers and consist of a series of highly interactive sessions in which pupils learn the basic skills of mindfulness and how it may help them in their lives. We can also offer CPD sessions for teachers and work with parents. If you are interested in this service then please contact our office for more information.




Bespoke Mindfulness training – We can offer one off or tailored programmes around mindfulness to suit organisations or individuals. Please contact us for more information.

Training and Workshops

Cadas has a very strong and proven track record in providing award winning community awareness, workforce, personal development and volunteer training courses. Please contact us for further details of courses available, entry requirements and to discuss your tailored training needs and budget.

  • Stage I- Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • Stage II Volunteer Training
  • Ambassador Training

Contact the Centre 01228 544140


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