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 Rebound Carers' Group CARINGabout those affected by drug & alcohol abuse 

Guest Speakers

We regularly invite Guest Speakers to talk to Group Meetings about their specialist areas.  There is usually no charge to hear visiting speakers and we aim to arrange the visits on a six-weekly rota on our usual meeting slot where possible.

Future Guest Speakers

5th June 2018

Leigh Westmore - Society of St James

Martin Cook - Solent NHS Trust

 

Leigh is a Senior Recovery Worker at the Society of St James and Martin is a Clinical Lead.  They will provide training and information about the use of Naloxone (Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan among others, is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose.  Naloxone may be combined with an opioid to decrease the risk of misuse.  - Wikipedia)

 

Leigh and Martin will also provide information about the use of non prescribed drugs that users get from dealers on the streets and the Internet.

 

The Speaker Meeting will take place at our regular Group Meeting on Tuesday 5 June, starting at 7:00pm, at the Portsmouth Carers' Centre, Southsea.

 

Please let us know if you are coming along by clicking "Interested" or "Going" on the Event post on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/234576170429765/

 

Past Guest Speakers

3rd April 2018

Dean Dolman - Society of St James

 

Dean is a Recovery Worker at The Hub, and spoke at the Group Meeting on Tuesday 3rd April.

 

He shared his story about his struggle with addiction, his relationship with his family at the time and his eventual road to recovery.

 

His talk will concluded with a short Q&A session.  

 

There is a full report on his presentation on our blog

 

19th September 2017

Anna Jackson and Jan Tribe - Society of St James

 

We were pleased to welcome Anna Jackson and Jan Tribe of the Society of St James, who spoke about the Recovery Hub, Day Recovery, the services of the Society fo St James and an overview of support services available in Portsmouth.

 

There is a full report on their presentations in our blog.

 

18th July 2017

Sue Atkins - Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Sue is a Sister at the QA Hospital, Portsmouth, who manages the Alcohol Intervention Team.  She gave an update on the work of the AIT, and answered questions from the audience.  

 

23rd May 2017

Ryan & Nathan - Recovery Hub, Society of St James

Talked about services available to help those in recovery from drug addiction, provide information on the Needle Exchange programme and give some Naloxone and overdose training.  See our blog for a report.

 

28th March 2017

Bryony, Mental Health Specialist at St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth

Spoke about medication prescribed for dual diagnosis patients

 

1st November 2016

Lawrence Taylor - Founder of Baytrees, instigator for the funding of Rebound

 

4th October 2016

Stewart Roberts - Family Support Worker, Building Futures - Substance Misuse Service, Winchester Prison

 

23rd August 2016

Steven Evans - Recovery Community Coordinator, Winchester Prison

 

12th January 2016

PC Dan McGarrigle - The Role of the Police

 

27th October 2015

Carla Roadknight - Modern Matron Orchards, St James' Hospital

 

13th September 2015

Jo Purdy - Probation Service

 

12th August 2015

Flick Drummond - Parliamentary Candidate, Portsmouth South

 

2nd June 2015

Janet Dee - Portsmouth Counselling Service

 

10th March 2015

David Southon - Baytrees

 

2nd December 2014

Nathan & Ryan - Recovery Hub

 

8th July 2014

Carla Roadknight - Mental Health Services

 

Contact us

You can telephone us on

07939 580167.

 

This is a dedicated phone line for Rebound.  If you would like us to contact you, please leave a message - we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

 

You can also use our contact form.

Group Meetings are held in the Carers' Centre

Rebound Carers' Group

117 Orchard Road

Southsea

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