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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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Talks and tributes for overdose awareness day Service users across the five hubs of North Yorkshire Horizons were able to get information on how to spot an overdose and save a life. Talks, displays and even quizzes were set up as part of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). The event also commemorates those who have […]

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Saving a friend with Naloxone

A service user in Selby used a naloxone kit given by Horizons staff to save his friend’s life. The naloxone was administered before an ambulance arrived. Paramedics told the people there, their overdosing friend would have died if not for the intervention. The client had told our worker: “I am so pleased that we have […]

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That first call to us is vital. Mick Henshaw is in the award-winning team that answers your calls to Horizons. On average, 23,000 a year. Here, he speaks about being that voice on the end of the line. “The single point of contact is very important. That initial call can be vital to get people […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons clients, volunteers and staff have been celebrating the service’s fourth anniversary with a series of events. Mark Vidgen, Assistant Director of the service, said: “We are proud of what we have achieved in the four years since we began our contract. “The strong partnership of organisations that make up Horizons is continually […]

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Latest Horizons statistics

The proportion who successfully completed treatment in the first 6 months of the latest 12-month period and re-presented within 6 months for Alcohol, opiates and non-opiates have all seen positive improvement for the second consecutive period. Abstinence and reliably improved rates at 6 months review- opiates, crack, cocaine and alcohol – all areas achieving and […]

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In Catterick, Northallerton Hub’s Craig Bosomworth and Ruth Hasney, attended a military health fair to promote North Yorkshire Horizons. Over the two days of the event, a total of 10 different regiments and 300 soldiers attended. Craig and Ruth were able to discuss the effects of long-term drug and alcohol use and pathways to seeking […]

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Local shoppers are being encouraged to support North Yorkshire Horizons win a cash award worth up to £4,000. Thanks to the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, three groups from the region have been shortlisted to receive grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 for community projects. Customers at the Tesco superstore in Scarborough, along with the […]

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North Yorkshire Horizon’s Skipton Hub celebrated Mental Health Awareness Day on Wednesday with a mindfulness event for staff followed by a lunch serving feel good food for service users. Twelve service users attended the afternoon’s session with activities including therapeutic art activities, auricular acupuncture, mindfulness and hypnotherapy. After the activities had finished, the service users […]

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