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Our friends in recovery share how they celebrate Christmas

8 December 2015

People in recovery from across the UK share their favourite things about the festive period, how to support each other and wish everyone a merry Christmas as part of Phoenix's Recovery at Christmas campaign.

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Report: How Phoenix is tackling NPS on the club scene

2 December 2015

In the first in our series of case studies focusing on how Phoenix Futures is responding to the challenges presented by the rise of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), we see how our B-Chilled Barnsley service is tackling the issue head on.

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Preventing loneliness in recovery this Christmas

1 December 2015

Some people may need extra support in their recovery over the festive period, which is why sharing positive messages and coming together around Christmas is so important for us all this time of year.

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Phoenix bags award for learning and development

27 November 2015

Phoenix Futures celebrated picking up an award for best not-for-profit learning and development programme at a prestigious awards ceremony on Wednesday.

At the Training Journal Awards in London, Phoenix’s Head of Learning and Development Frances Gray received the bronze award at the ceremony hosted by the presenter and actress Denise...

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New! Communities of Recovery Glasgow – Peer Mentor Service

26 November 2015

Phoenix Futures are pleased to announce a new peer mentoring service in Glasgow. The Communities of Recovery Glasgow Peer Mentor Service are funded by the Big Lottery.

Our new service will match people aged 18 years and over who have had a period of stability in their recovery from drug and alcohol misuse with a trained volunteer peer...

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Collective Voice addresses the Spending Review and the challenge ahead

24 November 2015

The speech the Chancellor made on Wednesday made much of the (welcome) investment in the health service – £6 billion being made available in the first year of the Spending Review, and £600 million specifically to improve mental health services.

What wasn’t in the speech but emerged later was a decision to reduce the size of the public...

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Gold Quality Award for Phoenix Derbyshire

16 November 2015

Our Derbyshire Community Substance Misuse Team, in partnership with Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, have been awarded Gold following an NHS quality assessment.

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Case Study: "It’s important to be around people who understand you and recovery, that peer support is such a powerful thing"

12 November 2015

Jamie completed treatment at Phoenix Futures Hampshire Residential Service in 2013 after using heroin for 20 years. He explains why suitable housing options available to people in the early stages of their recovery are so important:

“After...

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Start Over for October at HMP Garth

12 November 2015

During the month of October, the Discover Service at HMP Garth had a theme of ‘Start Over for October’ to encourage and motivate service users to make positive changes to their lives.

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Case Study: Treatment would’ve been a massive waste of time if I hadn’t had a clean, safe place to go to after leaving rehab

10 November 2015

This is the first in a series of real case studies. Paul completed his treatment at Hampshire Residential and then went on to live in our Bridge Housing in Portsmouth. Here he talks about how important housing was for his recovery:

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