Dorset Newsletter - Edition 4

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Christmas 2021 In this edition: • • • • • • • Welcome Groups Service News Harm Reduction Services Additional Support Dorset Service User Forum Wareham Recovery Group • • • • • • • • Tumbledown Farm Community News Mental Health Good Health Creative Works by service users REACH Out fundraising The Recovery Fund Drink Awareness Did you know...? www.edp.org.uk/reach 1

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Welcome

We are pleased to have been able to start to address the impact of the previous C19 restrictions that limited some of the REACH services. The most welcome of these is having been able to meet more of you face to face again after such a long time of remote contact. Please contact your worker directly if you have not yet been seen face to face (please leave a message or text and they will get back to you as soon as they are able), and be assured that all REACH services continue to observe recommendations in relation to C19. In addition, we are able to offer a £5 Voucher for all those taking advantage of the free dry blood spot testing which checks for Hep B, Hep C & HIV – the testing offer is open to all REACH clients and the vouchers will be given to all those tested until they are all used. As always Naloxone is provided free, it could be the means by which you save another’s life or it may be used to save yours – so please take advantage. We are also excited to be commencing some incentivised treatment plans, with the next round due to commence in January 2022 – these are aimed to support you if you find your motivation declining as you work toward you treatment goals. The incentives are agreed in advance with your worker and include household items, personal training sessions or beauty treatments. We have also been able to start some face to face groups in West and East Dorset and hope to extend the offer to North Dorset, once the necessary changes to the project have been implemented. Please stay safe over the festive season and ask your worker for the REACH Harm Reduction leaflet. If you are interested in any of the services available please contact your worker or project for more information, so an appointment can be made for you. REACH Management Team www.edp.org.uk/reach 2

Welcome

Time is flying, and it has been a while since the last newsletter. We hope the

information and suggestions provided in the Newsletter are useful for you. We would like to hear from you, your ideas, what is important to you, what are your questions and in general more service users, mentors, and volunteers to contribute to the newsletter on a regular basis. Please email your ideas and contributions to the Community Development Team: FranciscaVeale@reach-dorset.org Remember there are lots of useful resources on our EDP website in the ‘Resource Library’. There you can also find the ’Dorset Wellbeing Directory’ which has useful information about services available as well as foodbank details or important phone numbers for housing, etc. Or ask a member of staff or volunteer to print off a copy for you. Keep in touch via Twitter or Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/EDPDrugAlcohol Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/EDPDrugandAlcoholServices/ Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDdQ_JI4bowjRKZ3-muhpSA www.edp.org.uk/reach 3

Time is flying, and it has been a while since the last newsletter. We hope the

Groups:

Day Group name Time Zoom details & joining code Monday Monday am Lose the Booze 10.30am – 12.00pm 968 4891 2220 Password: 770022 Open to All Clients Monday pm (alternate Mons) Parents Group 7.45pm8.45pm 982 9920 3939 Passcode: 2KaDg2 Open To All Parents Who Are Clients Tuesday am SMART Recovery 10.30am – 12.00pm 952 8918 4905 Password: 560590 Open to All Clients Tuesday am Introductory Group 11:00pm – 12:30 pm 683 8072 8091 Passcode: 034863 Invite only – for new clients Tuesday pm Recovery In Balance 6.30pm – 7.30pm 618 9934 8088 Passcode: 699187 Open to All Clients Wednesday am Changing Thinking Patterns 10.30am – 12.00pm 626 7001 8214 Passcode: 281034 Open to All Clients Wednesday pm SMART 7.30pm to 9pm 928 6400 6427 Passcode: 975040 Open to all clients Wednesday pm (alternate weeks) Relative Support 6.30pm8.00pm 910 5306 2262 Passcode: 171455 Open to All Thursday Recovery Talks 10.30am – 12.00pm 697 7296 4844 Passcode: 05 770 Open to All Thursday Reach Recovery Workshop 11.00am – 12.30pm 657 5364 6552 Password: 670098 Open to all clients Tuesday Wednesday Thursday www.edp.org.uk/reach 4

Groups:

Friday

Friday am Moving Forward 10.00 – 11.30 am 662 0986 0972 Passcode: 516 494 Friday am SMART Recovery 10.30am – 12.00pm Invite Only, but open to all areas 666 4048 0028 Open to All Passcode: Clients 477339 NEWSFLASH: the Arts group is back again! Every Tuesdays 10:30am - 12 noon at Weymouth Café Tavern. Come and join us! START Weekly Groups: Anyone can attned these groups. No referral is needed. START Staff contact numbers Tanya 07768 375345 Conor 07826 877538 Pam 07717 736234 Hannah 07769 931698 Matt 07824 104646 Sarah 07717422049 Note: No groups will be run on Bank Holidays – please check with group facilitators regarding groups over the Christmas and New Year period START: Virtual Quiz Group Join Hannah every Monday at 12pm for her virtual fun quiz group on Microsoft Teams. Please contact Hannah for further details on how to join. START: Art/Photography (Dorchester) Join Hannah every Friday from 1pm to 3pm for her art and photography group. Please contact Hannah for further details on where to meet and what to bring. START: Art (Bridport) Join Tanya for Art and Craft in Bridport on Tuesdays 3-4pm Meet at Coffee #1 at the table at the back of the café. Bring paper, pens, knitting, crotchet, and any materials you would like to work with that day. Contact Tanya for more details. www.edp.org.uk/reach 5

Friday

START: Circuits

Our START circuit class, every Tuesday at Anytime Fitness in Dorchester from 11:3512:30 With Ross and Conor (Meet outside the gym 5 minutes before) Address: 2 Eldridge Street, Brewery Square, Dorchester DT1 1GY. Please contact Conor for further details START: Talking Café Groups Talking cafes are an informal get together in a public place (or online) where you can access advice and support from mental health champions and trusted health professionals. It provides an opportunity to connect with other people, make friends and chat to mental health champions about activities, support groups and services in your local area. Virtual: Join us every Monday (1pm) for a coffee and a chat on Microsoft Teams. Please contact Hannah for details on how to join Face to Face Groups: Axminster: every Tuesday from 11-12 held at the Waffle Café, Axminster, EX13 5AP Bridport: every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00pm held in Coffee #1 35 East Street, Bridport Dorchester: every Friday from 11-12 held in the Shire Hall café, High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UY Please call Tanya, Conor, Sarah, Pam or Hannah for further details about these groups. Monthly Groups: START: Mindfulness Walking Join us for some mindful walking on the following: (please bring suitable footwear and clothing for the weather and a drink). 30th December at Allington woods, Bridport at 12pm For more information on our mindfulness walking groups please call Tanya or Pam START: Virtual Book Club Join our monthly book club usually on the last Wednesday of the month (between 2 and 3pm) and share our love of reading books and poetry. This group is on Microsoft Teams. Please email Pam at pamela.goddard@nhs.net to book your place and for further details. Other Groups: Fight Back Mental Health: Boxing No experience needed, 90 minutes of boxing related exercise in a friendly environment. Monday’s 10:30am -12pm at Weymouth Boxing Club, 32a Hardwick Street, Weymouth DT4 7HS-bring your own gloves if you have them, a drink and be gym ready. Call Matt for further details. www.edp.org.uk/reach 6

START: Circuits

Service News:

EDP REACH bids a fond farewell to Christchurch EDP REACH will soon be vacating its offices in Christchurch after 10 years. It is part of a planned decision to change the way it works and offer more outreach work in East Dorset ensuring more people in some of the most rural parts of the county have access to high quality, free substance misuse services. EDP REACH offers confidential, free treatment service to anyone in Dorset who has problems with alcohol or substance use. It also offers a number of services to family members who are supporting a loved one through substance misuse. EDP REACH have found working with those accessing the Christchurch service an absolute pleasure and while it is agreed this is a progressive step, the sadness of the staff and service users cannot be overlooked. There have been so many positive memories with the service users and the community, involving outings to the New Forest, fishing trips and even Sleep Outs and more importantly there have been amazing changes in the lives of those accessing and working with the service. REACH is assured that the service users’ legacies will continue in the community and extend across the wider county too and look forward to receiving progress reports from all stakeholders. The work of EDP REACH continues from its bases Wareham, Swanage, Wimborne, Gillingham and Weymouth with outreach services across the county. For more details on hub locations visit www.edp.org.uk/contact-us/ Clients will continue to be seen at the Christchurch site by staff from We Are With You. For support call them on 01202 558855 Website: wearewithyou.org.uk Address: 161 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1JU Phone: 01202 558855 www.edp.org.uk/reach 7

Service News:

Harm Reduction Services:

We are here to help!! NEEDLE EXCHANGE at Weymouth Coffee Tavern, 24 High West Street, Weymouth DT4 9JH. Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm Since lockdown and moving to our new building we have had very few people coming in for NEEDLE EXCHANGE. We would love to see more people coming in to use the service. Please don’t be shy, we are here to help so anytime from 9.30am till 4.30pm please ring the bell and one of our team will be there to help with supplies or advice .Please tell anyone you may know that may not know about our service who may need help or assistance. If you are a mentor or volunteer and interested in undertaking the Needle Exchange training, please speak to your supervisor. When you do the training Level 1 you will need to book out about an hour in your diary. Then another hour for Level 2. Here is the link: https://training.exchangesupplies.org/nsp_training The REACH NSP direct service went live in May! How to order free needle exchange supplies by post If you live in Dorset, did you know, you can get needle exchange supplies posted to you for free? REACH, EDP’s Dorset service is working with Exchange Supplies on a new service called NSP Direct. This is a completely free service and means you can order clean injecting equipment to your home discreetly and in complete confidence. How do I order? • Get in touch with your Recovery Worker, or the REACH switchboard (0800 043 4656) to get your unique code. Sign up on the Exchange Supplies website using your code and put in some basic info about yourself. www.edp.org.uk/reach 8

Harm Reduction Services:

• If you don’t have internet access, you can order on the phone: 01305 262244. Choose the products you need, ideally to last you for 4 weeks and check out. Don’t forget to pop some Naloxone in your basket as well – it could save someone you know’s life. • Your order will normally arrive in the post within 1-2 days in plain, non-identifiable packaging. Find out more on the EDP website: https://www.edp.org.uk/how-to-order-free-needleexchange-supplies-by-post/ Brave App What is the Brave App? The Brave App is a smartphone application that connects a Caller who is consuming drugs alone to a Supporter who remains present and on the line with them in the moment where a potential for overdose exists. The Supporter is ready to take action on the Caller’s behalf, whether that means calling emergency services or reaching out to someone the Caller has identified is close by who can help. Callers can use the Brave App to connect anonymously with a Supporter anywhere they have Wi-Fi/data. All personally-identifying information needed to send an emergency response, as well as the Caller’s specific wishes regarding response—called a Rescue Plan—is kept in a secured packet of information that is saved on the Caller’s device. A Caller’s Rescue Plan is only made visible to the Supporter if the Caller becomes unresponsive. Anonymity is important to Brave, and we only share information that is absolutely necessary for activating a rescue. If a Caller becomes unresponsive, the Supporter will press a button on their end (using the Brave App) to send an SOS alert to the Caller’s phone that asks if the Caller is okay. If the Caller does respond to indicate they are responsive within ten seconds, their Rescue Plan, (location, emergency contact, and rescue instructions), is revealed to the Supporter so that help can be sent to the address provided. Once the Rescue Plan is released in the above scenario, Brave stores this information for a limited time (24 hours), as an emergency fail-safe measure only. The information is then wiped from the server to maintain the Caller’s anonymity. The following links are scattered throughout but for convenience, here are the top 6 links you’ll need: • iOS download • Android download • Online training for Brave App volunteers • Brave App description video (it was called ‘BeSafe’ at the time) • Sample video call walkthrough - no event • Sample video call walkthrough - overdose call. These resources are also located at www.thebraveapp.com www.edp.org.uk/reach 9

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