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So a lot of clients will be met on the day of release from prison and we will address  their substance misuse issues  following them through their journey in the community. So the desire for all of the clients is that they will I am passionate about is helping  people to understand that their past behaviour and their past activity doesn’t have […]

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My history of issues with alcohol go back a long way. my background is I lived in London for a number of years as a teacher and started drinking quite heavily whilst I was working down there to the extent that I lost my job and my marriage finished so I came back to York initially and lived with my mum […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons is helping to promote a cannabis related health campaign aimed at encouraging people across the county to think again about their cannabis consumption. The Respect THC campaign aims to help people who are concerned about the amount of cannabis they are smoking. A newly developed Respect THC campaign uses posters and social […]

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Stats the way to do it!

Sept to Dec 2017 statistical snapshot •Waiting times lower than national average for all substances other than non-opiates. •Proportion in treatment who were retained for 12 weeks or more or completed treatment within 12 weeks – above national average for opiate and alcohol and non-opiate. •Non opiate clients working 10 or more days at exit […]

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A new survey of the people who use the North Yorkshire Horizons drug and alcohol recovery service shows that 96 per cent of the service users are happy with it. The survey, which was conducted from December to February, across all five hubs in Scarborough, Skipton, Selby, Northallerton and Harrogate, also found that 93% of […]

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The workers at the A&E Alcohol Service, which sits under the North Yorkshire Horizons umbrella, say they’re delighted its contract has been extended for a further two years. The service is commissioned by Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (SRCCG) and works in partnership with Scarborough General Hospital. The service offers alcohol advice and brief […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons marked three years of supporting recovery across the county by holding successful birthday events within each of the hubs. Harrogate Hub opening its doors to visiting North Yorkshire dignitaries, marking the milestone with service users and volunteers. Joining in with the festivities were the mayors of Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon, Director of […]

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Great work, Glenda!

The team at Northallerton presented volunteer counsellor Glenda Hyde with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her graduating from Hull University after studying for five years. Glenda is still keen to continue to volunteer for North Yorkshire Horizons as counsellor for two days each week as she enjoys the relationship she has with clients […]

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Northallerton is holding a series of Mindfulness courses. The 10 sessions are designed and facilitated by our volunteer counsellor Glenda Hyde and supported by R&M worker Danny Ryan. The course focuses on an introduction to mindfulness and guided meditation. The first session looked into garden meditation. Others will go further into the thinking and history […]

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An extensive basement area to greatly increase facilities for service users has been opened at North Yorkshire Horizons’ Scarborough hub in Castle Road. North Yorkshire County Councillor Caroline Dickinson, Portfolio holder for Public Health formally open the new floor at the DISC-owned property. Also cutting the ribbon was Dr Lincoln Sargeant, Director of Public Health […]

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