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30 October 2015 | Substance Misuse | Learning Disability | Mental Health

Lords debate on the Criminal Justice System

The debate was proposed by Lord Harris of Haringey (Labour), author of The Harris Review: Changing Prisons, Saving Lives, published in July 2015. Contributing to the debate, Victor said that management of young adults in the criminal justice system requires a distinct approach and those who remain...
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30 October 2015 | Learning Disability

Turning Point’s Fiona Ritchie responds to national plan on community support for people with learning disabilities and autism

‘The publication of a national improvement plan to reduce the number of people in hospitals is welcome and demonstrates NHS England’s commitment to continuing to improve services for people with learning disabilities. ‘There are, as the government recognises, still too many people in hospital settings who...
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21 October 2015 | Substance Misuse

Turning Point and Breaking Free enter long-term national partnership

Breaking Free Online is an evidence-based online treatment and recovery programme for substance dependence. It harnesses the latest digital technology to make effective interventions more powerful, engaging and accessible than ever before. Using Breaking Free Online means Turning Point will be able to offer all its...
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09 October 2015 | Substance Misuse

Improving smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment

The summary shares early learning from Turning Point’s implementation of evidence-based smoking cessation interventions, training and processes across nine sites. Key elements of the pilot programme included assessing service user smoking prevalence to provide a baseline for comparing future prevalence; assessing workforce attitudes and behavioural staff...
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09 October 2015 | Mental Health

Turning Point marks World Mental Health 2015

Some of our events are for people already accessing our services, including a series of activity in Manchester and Nottingham where people we support with enduring needs are getting together to take part in wellbeing walks, art sessions and workshops on how mental health is...
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