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Service users are #inspired

Horizons service user Matthew Smith was among scores of fellow clients and members of the public who made pledges to change their alcohol intake during Alcohol Awareness Week. He said: “I am so pleased to have help from Horizons. Without their help I would not be abstinent from substances. To date, I have had 8 […]

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Rob’s Christmas kindness

Former Horizons service user, Rob Matthews, who now runs the Chatterbox community cafe, in Finkle Street, Selby was delighted to help clients’ families during Christmas. Kind hearted Rob provided Horizons’ Sam Thomson free tickets for breakfasts so service users’ children could eat a meal, meet Santa and get an early Christmas present. Sam said: “We’re […]

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A report on the growing impact of North Yorkshire Horizons has been released, showing how together with service users, we are changing lives for the better in the county. The report covers our service’s achievements, the added value offered and the work of our dedicated volunteers and staff. Ted Haughey, Executive Director, of Humankind, said: […]

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Dean Gilpin, a service user at our Scarborough hub recently won a Christmas hamper full of goodies. Dean was one of over 30 Scarborough clients who had pledged to make a change to their drinking habits. He won the hamper after his pledge was randomly picked out of a hat. Dean said: “I’m very thankful […]

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A drive to hand out Naloxone kits to our service users was carried out during the Christmas holidays. Rachel Demoraes, Harm Reduction and Criminal Justice Coordinator, sent the appeal to current service users. She said: “We wanted any service users who may be have been at risk of an overdose or that knew someone who […]

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A Space to Relax

Groupworker Kerry Bass is setting up a therapeutic space within the Northalleron Hub where people can come and learn how to relax. As a qualified Occupational Therapist, Kerry will be using her own research (recently published in the national publication OT News) to inform how this space will look and feel. She said: “We are […]

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Beat the winter blues

We have compiled a range of posters to help those who suffer from the winter blues. The winter months can be a difficult time. Lack of sunlight and a disruption to the body’s natural rhythms can leave people feeling down, sluggish and even anxious. These feelings have been recognised by the medical community and they […]

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A new campaign offering advice to vulnerable people and party goers to “Keep calm at Christmas”, has been launched. Throughout December, North Yorkshire Horizons campaign messages will be shared in social media and posters. Handouts will be given to current clients with local and national emergency contact numbers for additional support. Among the campaign’s Top […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange. It is part of a campaign led by North Yorkshire Horizons during Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 19th to 25rd November to encourage people to review their drinking. […]

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Taking time to talk

A men’s support group has launched at the Scarborough hub. Recovery Coordinator, John Lawless, who set it up, says: “Having had the personal experience of attending a male support group for my own well being, I realised how much this sort of group is needed for males.” There was a positive response from men who […]

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