Posted in Support

New ways to support students: Partnering with Student Space

This summer, we're delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Student Space. Created by Student Minds, the service provides a growing, diverse student and university population with access to a wide range of support services. With 1-2-1 sessions, group support, and free recovery ally training, we're glad to be on board. Read more on our website.
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Recovery Concepts: Coping with end of term stress

Late April, and that end of term stress might just be starting to kick in. Whether it's dissertation time, or the end of another year of study, it's a time when sleep, routine and emotion can get the best of anyone. Here are some useful recovery-based tips to help you through the next few weeks.
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Collegiate Recovery Day 2022

April 15 is officially #CollegiateRecoveryDay - worldwide! And while it may remain a far more prominent occasion in the US, than the UK, the conversation about student recovery is building.
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Young people in contact with treatment services falls again: latest OHID report

The Young people's substance misuse treatment statistics 2020 to 2021: report has just been published by @OHID
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The views of recovery from the academic world - disclosing an alcohol recovery identity in academia

This academic article, by Victoria F. Burns, was published in summer 2021. It provides research and insight into the topic of recovery identities in an academic world.
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Adam Petson interviewed by The Independent

In October, Adam's thoughts on and insight into how UK universities approach the topic of students in recovery was published in The Independent.
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BBC Look North visit our On Campus Recovery project

Media intrigue around our collegiate recovery programme at Teesside University continues to build, as the cameras of BBC Look North visit us on site to take a look at what we've been doing.
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UK universities have their heads in the sand on student addiction - in Times Higher Education

HEART Ambassadors, Suzi Gage and Shahroo Izadi, discuss how isolation and shame pose big risks to recovery from addiction problems, yet on-campus support programmes remain rare in the UK.
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HEART Forum Set for Launch

Our new platform is almost ready to launch! Become part of this new, safe, online community by registering your details.
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10 top titles to read on addiction and recovery

Working with many recovery charities over the years, Recovery Connections and HEART PR Consultant, Lucy Nichol, noted 10 of the most inspiring reads she has come across, on the topics of addiction and recovery. Here, we see the 10 titles she covered, and a link to her vlog where she discusses them.
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SMART recovery

SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training) Recovery can help people recover from all types of addictive behaviour.
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What is addiction?

Addiction in the context of substance overuse is defined as the recurrent use of a substance that leads to impairment or distress.
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