We work with our partners to support people who have issues with drugs, alcohol and mental health.
This includes those who have chaotic lifestyles, older people who are drinking too much, young people at risk of self harm and military veterans who have substance misuse issues.
Blackpool Fulfilling Lives
Blackpool Fulfilling Lives helps people living in Blackpool who are experiencing a combination of homelessness, reoffending, problematic substance misuse and mental ill health.
We bring voluntary and statutory organisations together to provide tailored support to people who are living chaotic lifestyles, so that they can be healthier and happier.
Blackpool Fulfilling Lives help people to realise their goals and aspirations, whether that’s reconnecting with their family, developing new skills and interests or re-entering education.
Blackpool Fulfilling Lives is no longer accepting new referrals.
Drink Wise Age Well
Drink Wise Age Well is a programme designed to help us make healthier choices about our drinking as we get older.
Research shows that older people are drinking more than any other age group, often at home on their own. Hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions have more than doubled in this age group in less than a decade.
Drink Wise Age Well aims to raise awareness of the problems caused by over-drinking among older people by offering support and advice on how to make healthier choices.
Drink Wise Age Well is being evaluated by a UK-wide academic partnership between the University of Bedfordshire, Glyndwr University and Queen’s University Belfast.
Mind and Body
Mind and Body is an innovative programme for young people who self harm, or who are vulnerable to self-harming behaviours.
The Mind and Body programme is mainly run in secondary schools. It involves a series of interactive group sessions that encourage open discussion about mental health and related issues.
These groups are a safe place to talk about topics that are often stigmatised. Talking together helps reduce feelings of isolation and allows young people to explore positive ways of managing their thoughts and behaviours.
Our Right Turn programme provides specialist support for military veterans and their families who have substance misuse issues, helping them to lead fulfilling lives that are not hindered by addiction.
It does this by acknowledging the specific experiences of people in the armed forces community, capitalising on the strengths of military identity and using this to enhance their recovery.
The Right Turn model looks at veterans’ issues in the context of their whole life, rather than focusing only on their drug or alcohol use.
Right Turn is embedded in With You services nationally, through a network of trained Right Turn leads and staff.
Support includes specialist one-to-one treatment, peer recovery groups and social activities to build trust and develop positive support networks.
Right Turn also signposts veterans to other services they may need, such as mental health, bereavement counselling or housing support.
To find out more about Right Turn contact:
- Hannah Snart, Right Turn Coordinator (North) - 07970 203340
- Lee Flowers, Right Turn Coordinator (South) - 07970 038116