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Category Archives: Families & Carers

Victim Helpline

A help line is in existance to aid victims of slavery , child exploitation and the sex industry .

 

Should Doctors , Pharmacists , Drug wokers etc come into contact with persons who fall into these categories , and may need help , the following number can be given .

 

It is Gwent Connect Victim services , based at Blackwood Police Station on 01495-232336.

 

 

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Are you ready to quit?

Stoptober is the 28-day national stop smoking challenge set to run in Wales in October.
Research has shown that people who manage to stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stop for good.
For advice around stoptober and some tools to help you quit visit;
 http://www.stopsmokingwales.com/home or call the freephone on: 0800 085 2219
Our Health Promotion nurse, Allyson James will be promoting this accross our bases in gwent this month; please feel free to speak to her for any advice or information
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Is it always right to Have a Word?

Working within this field you’d be lucky to go five minutes without hearing someone extol the virtues of Alcohol Brief Interventions, but debate is ongoing as to how to confer the benefits of Alcohol Brief Interventions without incurring the risks.

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What is IOP?

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Alcohol Brief Interventions with Older People and Outreach Campaign Launch

Following the success of last year’s ABI 100 Event at the Shire Hall in Monmouth GDAS decided to host a similar event this summer. On July 2nd 2015 a full house of 70 delegates filled the Haybarn at the Greenmeadow Community Farm to enjoy a day of training and networking. Tom Damsell and Lucy Clare trained delegates to deliver Alcohol Brief Interventions with a group whose alcohol use has been hidden for too long; the over 65 population.

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Cervical Screening

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Breast Screening

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Bowel Screening

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

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SMART Recovery Family and Friends Session

Following the success of SMART recovery family and friends sessions run in our Blaenau Gwent base at the The Citadel, we are pleased to announce that groups will also be running from 16th July in Chambers House, Blackwood Caerphilly. Please speak to a member of GDAS Family and Carer Service to find out more. A leaflet on SMART recovery for family and friends can be downloaded from the resources section of this site.

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