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High, lows and LOLs in lockdown

High, lows and LOLs in lockdown

The first thing I want to say is that I feel very lucky that I have still been able to work – and that my work is within a fantastic team providing holistic care and support for vulnerable people. The demand for our service could not be greater and being able to access guidance, support… Continue Reading

Creative inspiration (and company) during the coronavirus

Creative inspiration (and company) during the coronavirus

Under the restrictions of coronavirus the members of CADAS Carlisle’s Creative Writing group have been carrying on via email. Normally we meet at the office one morning a week, but it’s just not possible at the moment. I live alone and have been taking advantage of government guidelines to make myself get out for exercise.… Continue Reading

A new perspective on problem gambling

A new perspective on problem gambling

It’s a great aspect of being a recovery support volunteer for CADAS that I get regular opportunities to refresh, or add to, my skills or knowledge, in order to be able to support clients better. Since I trained I’ve also attended workshops at CADAS’ 40th birthday celebrations and taken a course in ‘tapping’ (emotional freedom… Continue Reading

Celebrating a decade of volunteering

Celebrating a decade of volunteering

We asked Maddie Poynter, who’s been a loyal supporter of our work in Carlisle for over 10 years, to reflect on what volunteering with CADAS has meant to her. I first came to the CADAS offices in Carlisle as a volunteer client for someone else’s taped counselling session on the recovery support worker course. (This… Continue Reading

Lockdown: How I’m keeping (just about) sane

Lockdown: How I’m keeping (just about) sane

‘Hey, Rich,’ says Lois. ‘How about a few words for the website for Carers Week? How about you answer one simple question: What’s lockdown and working from home been like for you?’ So many words race into my head: weird, lonely, isolated, empty but also busy, routine, communication, ‘tech dinosaur’ (see below)… My work colleagues… Continue Reading

Paying attention to PSHE in the autumn

Paying attention to PSHE in the autumn

Now more than ever, after the trauma caused by the coronavirus pandemic, schools need to concentrate on delivering high-quality Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). The Department for Education (DfE) has made it clear that PSHE is an ‘important and necessary’ part of children’s education – indeed it will become a mandatory element of the… Continue Reading

Gambling during COVID-19

Gambling during COVID-19

During times of financial strain, gambling activity increases within society. This happens during financial recessions and is likely to be happening during the current coronavirus pandemic. In times of uncertainty, many people with gambling issues increase their gambling or revert back to gambling if they are currently abstinent. Others who haven’t had a gambling problem… Continue Reading

Bikes, buttons and wellbeing

Bikes, buttons and wellbeing

Much as we avoid generalisations at CADAS, I think it’s fair to say that human beings struggle with change, and so we also struggle with uncertainty – which might be described as knowing that things are likely to change but not knowing how. And that gives me the break I need to admit that I’m… Continue Reading

Volatile Substance Abuse returns to Cumbria

Volatile Substance Abuse returns to Cumbria

In spring 2017 someone contacted CADAS to let us know about a group of Year 6 pupils (age 10-11) in the Barrow area inhaling butane gas.   We quickly developed a Volatile Substance Abuse (VSA) awareness workshop and took it out to local schoolchildren and also to professionals including teachers, police and other support services,… Continue Reading

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