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The Cambridgeshire Recovery Service (CRS) provide opportunities for mutual aid for friends and family who are supporting loved ones through the recovery process. It provides a chance to meet with others in a relaxed setting.
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CRS provide a safe and open space to enable those in all stages of recovery to learn from and support each other. They recognise the importance of community and connection in recovery, all their groups being led by a mix of staff and trained volunteers, most of whom have lived experience and all of whom believe passionately in helping others heal from addiction.
Supporting a loved one in recovery can be challenging. The Cambridgeshire Recovery Service understands this and provides support to affected others. Part of that support is mutual aid groups. These groups are for friends and family of those in any stage of addiction or recovery. The meetings are held over Zoom and led by a team of volunteers and a CRS recovery coach. They are an opportunity to meet and chat with others who may be having similar experiences and to provide a safe, supportive and none judgemental space.
What to expect
You do not need to book on to the groups, you can access via the following Zoom links. If you wish to speak to a member of the team prior to attending you can contact the team by phone.
Wednesday 2pm – 4pm Zoom ID – 723 551 1005 (no password)
1st and 2nd Thursday of each month 6pm- 7pm
Zoom ID – 953 829 9412
Password – 1234
You will be welcomed into the meeting and given the chance to introduce yourself. You wont be asked to share anything you are not comfortable with and can feel free to just listen to others should you wish. It is asked that all members keep information shared in the groups confidential.
CRS range of activities to support those in recover which include:
Mutual aid groups– Recovery support focussed with the aim of people in recovery supporting people in recovery.
Arts and crafts sessions – CRS run a range of short and long term projects that you can get involved in. Contact them directly to find out what is currently running.
Recovery Café – Coffee morning style groups that run in local community settings where you can get involved in a variety of activities such as holistic therapies, arts & Crafts and Coffee & Chats.
Auricular acupuncture & Holistic Activities – an holistic therapy to aid in mindfulness and promoting calm & Relaxation.
Online and face to face meetings – CRS run a variety of online meetings that you can log into.
SMART Recovery – this mutual aid group aims to support people with the tools and techniques to manage their recovery.
This service is free and groups are free to attend.