What kind of services will be on offer at the Fenham Wellbeing and Recovery Hub?
Newcastle City Council commissions a range of drug and alcohol support services. Most of these are in the city centre. This includes provision aimed at different stages of a ‘recovery journey’ from harm reduction (including access to needle exchange), drug and alcohol advice and support, access to detoxification, substitute medication and stabilisation, structured key work support sessions, keywork sessions aimed at behaviour change, pathways to residential rehabilitation and vitally important family support services.
Most people who access the Hub service will be supported by other services and will already be working towards recovery from their drug or alcohol issues. For others accessing the Hub, they may only need a few sessions of support to address lower levels of misuse. The Hub will provide additional support within a community setting, outside of the city centre, to provide access to activities that will support their wellbeing and long-term recovery.
The types of support offered from the Hub will include:
• Confidence Building
• Extended Brief Interventions – typically, a number of sessions (up to 6) aimed at lower level drug or alcohol issues.
• Foundations of Recovery - group recovery programmes which aim to help individuals build recovery capital (e.g. family and relationships, employment and housing, diet and hobbies, skills, aspirations & education, values and beliefs)
• Cookery classes
• Relapse prevention
• SMART recovery (a 4-Point Programme supporting motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours and striving to build a better life).
• Specific drug and alcohol family support sessions.
• Access to gym and fitness sessions.
• Additional recovery and mutual aid meetings (for example building links and developing meetings with mutual aid groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous)