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Our programmes

We work with our partners to support people who have issues with drugs, alcohol and mental health.

This includes people who want to remain abstinent, young people at risk of self harm and military veterans who have substance misuse issues.

Stoke Recovery Service

Stoke Recovery Service is an abstinence-based service providing aftercare support for Stoke Community Drug and Alcohol Service (CDAS). Stoke Recovery Service is dedicated to supporting people who have had drug- and alcohol-related issues to rebuild their life and overcome barriers to recovery.

The service offers a range of support, including:

  • a full programme of group support
  • one-to-one support
  • addiction therapy
  • creative recovery
  • social community drop-in support
  • peer support
  • volunteering opportunities
  • an employability programme called Connecting Choices (part of the Building Better Opportunities programme)

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.

See more about Mind and Body in Kent.

With You for the Armed Forces Community

Our Armed Forces Community programme (formerly 'Right Turn') 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.

Our model looks at veterans’ issues in the context of their whole life, rather than focusing only on their drug or alcohol use.

This programme is embedded in With You services nationally, through a network of trained leads and staff.

Support includes specialist one-to-one treatment, peer recovery groups and social activities to build trust and develop positive support networks.

The programme also signposts veterans to other services they may need, such as mental health, bereavement counselling or housing support.

To find out more about the programme, contact Kelly Major, Armed Forces Community Coordinator - 07970 660022.

Supporting people's wellbeing at work

We Are With You helps workplaces and employers provide high-quality, therapeutic support to their workforce - helping people stay in work and stay well.

We can provide:

  • Online courses on supporting your wellbeing at work, delivered by a trained facilitator and based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
  • High-quality wellbeing advice for employees, including managing stress, anxiety and low mood.
  • Individual face-to-face therapy, delivered by video conferencing with highly trained and qualified practitioners.
  • Live chat and telephone appointments, where needed.

All of our treatment is evidence based, using CBT and counselling approaches.

To find out more about how we can support you and your employees, contact us by email at

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.

Please note

Drink Wise Age Well services are no longer accepting new referrals.

If you’re over 50 and have concerns about your drinking, or you’re worried about someone else, you can get free and confidential support from our over 50s alcohol helpline.

You can also use our service finder to find another service near you or chat to us online.

More about Drink Wise Age Well

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.

Please note

The Blackpool Fulfilling Lives programme ended on March 31 2021 and is no longer accepting new referrals.

More about Blackpool Fulfilling Lives