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Accessibility... (by John Richmond)

Today I am going to write about accessibility. I remember when we were talking about what our core values were back in 2007, that accessibility was a very important core value to me personally. The reason I thought this was because it seemed to me at the time that a lot of problems could be ea...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Delphi tribe by Emma Knape on 2 August 2015
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Get Some Headspace... (By John Richmond)

We are at the end of the first week of meditating at work for Delphi head office. I have managed to fit in three days of meditating and hope to do another session after writing this. It is certainly an experience and one that totally changes the perspective on the day, for me at least...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Core Values, Delphi tribe, Staff by Emma Knape on 30 January 2015
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Meditation.... (By John Richmond)

A lot of blogs seem to start with - it's been a busy week. So I think I'll start with that as well. But, what I want to talk about is what we could be doing to help us deal with busy weeks/days/hours/minutes. Some of you may know that I have been practicing meditation for about 18 months now ...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Noble Cause, Staff by Emma Knape on 14 July 2014
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HMP Buckley Hall recovery Wing Launched

On the 18th of July the new Recovery Wing at HMP Buckley Hall was officially opened. This event was well attended by DARS, Prison, partner agencies, commissioners and prisoners to establish the way forward at Buckley Hall for substance misuse treatment.  Phil McGinn gave an excellent speech...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing by John Richmond on 7 August 2013
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Does gender impact on the response to treatment?

Our initial survey into the link between feelings of wellbeing and the effectiveness of drug and alcohol treatment has already thrown up some interesting challenges to traditional thinking. Specifically, early indications of significant differences in how people respond to treatment based on their...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 19 June 2013
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Early findings suggest that sociability is linked to successful treatment

As drug and alcohol service providers, we are keenly interested in looking at the potential links between feelings of wellbeing and the effectiveness of drug and alcohol treatment. Early findings from our survey into wellbeing provide a number of hypotheses for further testing.   One ...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Noble Cause by John Richmond on 18 June 2013
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Using new technologies in addiction recovery

I had an interesting discussion earlier this week concerning our plans to use more new technology in our drug and alcohol treatment. It resulted in a piece in the local press which is always good for any organisation, and gives my Mum something for her scrapbook! We have a strong belief i...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Alcohol, Drugs by on 15 March 2013
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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate

Ages ago, Michaela at Wired In recommended this book to me and it has been a revelation on a number of levels: professionally it is a good overview of current research to date; societally it has an explanation for what psychologically drives the war on drugs; and personally it is a reminder...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing by John Richmond on 5 February 2013
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