Our new Building Positive Pathways Timetable for November and December which will run from Monday 7th November. The timetable includes a range of programmes based on feedback from staff, volunteers and service users.
The New Programme includes:
Tuesday – Outreach Programme - We are providing our Building Positive Pathways Programmes to other organisations. Please contact the BPP team for more information.
Wednesday – Wellbeing Wednesday – A 6 week programme focusing on positive health and well-being including stress management, relaxation, self care and coping skills. The group will include making a healthy lunch each week. While service users can join at any point we are encouraging them to come along for the 6 weeks so please contact the BPP to register and encourage clients to attend.
Thursday – Survive and Thrive – A 10 week Mens Programme in partnership with NWCAT (This programme started on the 22nd September. This programme is currently in week 6 however we are exploring running another programme in the New Year)
Friday – Feel Good Friday – A variety of activity including cooking, art workshop and peer support.
Friday – Reiki - As an extension of FGF (1.30-3.30pm) we are running a 4 week Reiki course which will start on Friday 11th November. This is open to all service users including Reiki Beginners and those wishing to practice their Reiki skills. Please contact a member of the Building Positive Pathways Team to sign up. Please encourage clients to come along and sign up.
1-1 Support this available throughout the week. Please contact a member of the BPP Team to arrange an appointment.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Building Positive Pathways Team on 0141 353 1800 or email@example.com
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- 6,387 meaningful interventions about substance misuse through our Resilient Communities programme were delivered in the past year
- 1000 new people were referred to our Counselling service, where we deliver 200 hours of counselling every week.
- Our group work programme has thrived, with a responsive and imaginative variety of activities and groups for service users to participate in.
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Our Boardroom, Training Rooms, Counselling Rooms and Kitchen facilities are available for hire on a one off or block booking basis. We offer flexible working week rates and discouts for block booking. Our facilities have free WiFi and a networked overhead projector is available in our training rooms. Our Boardroom caters for up to 25 delegates and our training room offers spaces for up to 40 people.
The Feel Good Friday group offers a range of activities for our service users. These sessions offer peer support, health and nutrition advice, relaxation and range of computer skills. Some of the members attend an acu-detox clinic which runs 3 times per week. This clinic uses Auricular Acupuncture to help balance mental and physical wellbeing. We offer Qi gong and other types of meditation within this group to help relaxation.
Our recent Community work has involved in a women’s group called ‘the wee woman’s group’ in Govan. The group set up a small choir and they have been singing at local events and featured on local radio. The group were involved in a community litter pick recently – they then made sculptures using the rubbish collected with the local community artist. The sculptures they made were a 3D versions of art work contained in our service user written book ‘Singular Voices’ – a powerful book containing stories, poems and art work depicting 5 people’s journeys through recovery.
We recently delivered a pilot programme to the ‘Tomorrow’s women’ service which incorporated a mixture of therapeutic workshops, prevention and education and alcohol and justice work. We are looking into setting up new community groups across the city using volunteers.
We are delighted to announce that GCA - Glasgow Council on Alcohol has won the Carer(s) of the Year Award at this years Inspiring City Awards. We are so grateful that the work we do has been recognised and look forward to the next 50 years of empowering lives. We are so proud of all our staff, volunteers and service users and our continuing support from our Funders, Partners and the people of Glasgow.
GCA Chair, Mr David Budge said:
It is particularly pleasing that our important work has been recognised in this way, I hope you will agree it's a vote of confidence in the creative, innovative and committed way we go about delivering our services.
Read the full article: http://goo.gl/YYQzby
- Improve health and wellbeing
- Address inequalities in service provision and enable wider access to services
- Improve alcohol and drug education
- Work alongside partners in the provision of services and education
- Influence the social climate to reduce harmful alcohol consumption
- Health is vital to individuals, family relationships, communities and society
- Everyone has the right to live in safety
- Everyone has the right to be accepted and treated equally
- Everyone should have access to education, information and high quality confidential services
- Services should be client centred, respectful and non-judgemental; their staff and volunteers do not exploit, oppress or cause physical or emotional harm to others