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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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A report on the impact of North Yorkshire Horizons has been released. The report covers our service’s achievements, the added value offered and the work of our dedicated volunteers and staff. In its forward, Ted Haughey, Executive Director, of Humankind says: “The report really brings to life what a fantastic year it has been but […]

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Horizons staff promoted the mental health support provided by the service at a pop-up event in Harrogate that concentrated on Mental Health issues. Staff shared service information and spoke to 30 people about the process from referral to leaving Horizons. Concentrating on the support relating to mental health issues that service users can receive. The […]

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Naloxone kits, which have saved the lives of people overdosing on opiates, are now being distributed from all North Yorkshire Horizons’ hubs. Supported by North Yorkshire Police and Public Health, Horizons began handing out the kits as part of a Take-Home Naloxone (THN) Programme in early July. Naloxone is an opioid agonist medication that can […]

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A gruelling, but good fun, 180 mile walking, running and cycling relay raised £1,800 for cancer patients in the county. The team effort, featuring 40 Horizons workers was completed in support of Karen Jordan, Horizons’ Clinical Team Leader, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Staff and service users from the Harrogate hub ran a North Yorkshire Horizons stall at the Harrogate Pride in Diversity event. Horizons wanted to raise awareness of the service amongst the local LGBTQ+ community and build stronger links in the community with other agencies present, such as Yorkshire MESMAC, North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire […]

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As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Selby hub women’s group created a booklet to help people suffering from anxiety. The booklet includes poems, information on spotting signs of anxiety and coping strategies. It aims to raise awareness, encourage people to seek support and talk to others.  The booklet is currently displayed at Selby […]

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A positive response from service users who attended the first Mindfulness Course held at Northallerton hub has inspired the course leaders to run another. Clients who attended said they saw real improvements to their day-to-day lives. One service user, said: “Doing the mindfulness course has really helped me. I can now use trains on my […]

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Service users at Northallerton Hub enjoyed their first Walk & Talk outing at Richmond, reaching Easby Abbey. The idea for these outings came from the Service User Involvement Group which meets regularly to plan activities and service improvements for all clients of North Yorkshire Horizons. Recovery Coordinator Ruth Hasney who helps run the group and […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons’ third annual away day had a focus of staff health and wellbeing. Organiser, Diane Erskine, said: “Throughout the day, the team really engaged and we all voted on who we wanted to receive our fun awards within the ceremony at the end of the day. The day started with an overview from […]

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