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Building Better Confidence with BBO

Building Better Confidence with BBO

A South Lakes woman who said she used to lack confidence and would not have been able to complete an online application in the past has been able to secure a permanent part-time job, thanks to help from the Building Better Opportunities project Getting Cumbria to Work. Victoria, who has had historic mental health and… Continue Reading

10 self-care tips on the road to recovery

10 self-care tips on the road to recovery

Time waiting for your 1-2-1 recovery support, with CADAS or anyone else, doesn’t have to be wasted time. Change isn’t easy for anyone but there are lots of things that you can do to help stabilise your emotions and get yourself ready to get the most out of the support when you get it. We’ve… Continue Reading

Comprehensive info about drugs

Comprehensive info about drugs

FRANK is a long-standing and authoritative national drug advisory service set up by the government to reduce the use of both legal and illegal drugs by educating young people about the potential effects of drugs. If you want to know more about drugs – their nicknames, their effects and the possible risks of taking them… Continue Reading

Online alcohol unit calculator

Online alcohol unit calculator

The Drinkaware Trust is an independent UK-wide alcohol education charity, funded largely by voluntary and unrestricted donations from UK alcohol producers, retailers and supermarkets. They aim to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking and they have a super-cool easy-to-use unit (and calorie) calculator on their website. It looks like… 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

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

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

Online resources in uncertain times

Online resources in uncertain times

There are so many free online resources for looking after yourself during these strange times. Here are just a handful to get you started… A guide to looking after yourself and others Great booklet packed with practical tips on how to manage wellbeing – from coping with stress to working from home, from keeping children… Continue Reading

Helplines on hand throughout lockdown

Thanks to the hard work of so many people over the past weeks, there are many, many places to go for support at the moment – whether it’s about substances, finances, domestic violence or anything else… Please call our Helpline for a more comprehensive list if you need one. These ones have been running since… Continue Reading

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