Most of us welcome some warm, sunny weather, it can be nice to enjoy the sunshine and science even provides us with evidence that it can improve our mood, energy levels, motivation to make and maintain change, as well as improving our physical bodily functions as well as our general mental well-being.
However, when it’s too hot for too long, there are serious possible health risks that we need to keep in mind. In England alone, there are on average 2000 heat related deaths every single year, and that’s not even taking into consideration the current unprecedented level 3 heatwave we’re all experiencing!
Keep reading to find out how you can stay safe in this weather, how it can negatively impact those with active substance addictions (both drugs and alcohol) and those in recovery, what to watch out for, how you can help yourself and others, and finally but by no means least, our top tips and heatwave heat hacks to keep you cool and comfortable.
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Today we’ve been out and about helping those who are homeless or rough sleeping around the town to help keep warm and dry during this constantly changing weather.
Those who rely on us have been happy to see us again too.
We need your help if we are to continue helping those who are homeless or sleeping rough and are addicted to drug and alcohol locally. You can find out how you can support us on our donation page or within this article. Thank you!
We promised that we would match your purchases of Morrison’s supermarkets “pick up parcels” which give your local food banks the things they need at this time of the year but always run out of. Our volunteers said that they would put their hands in their pockets and match your purchases to double your donationsContinue reading “Thank You For Your Hard Work This Christmas”
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council are the worst council in the UK for looking after it’s population of homeless and rough sleeping communities.
In 2015, the Council played music from Alvin and the Chipmunks and bagpipes to deter rough sleepers at Bournemouth coach station.
Again in June 2016, the Council bought one-way train tickets for rough sleepers to move them out the area.
Bournemouth, Poole And Christchurch Council has been targeting our local community of homeless and rough sleeping community going right back to 2015 and even before then.
Local charities, groups and organisations who help those who are homeless or rough sleeping have been carrying out absolutely amazing work within our community, however the council haven’t always had the best interests of the homeless in mind when deciding what to do within the town and its surrounding areas.
At the time of posting this article, BCP Council have not responded to our multiple requests for their opinions or comments about this issue.
We know that COVID pandemic has added unnecessary pressure to families who are already struggling with addictions, COVID isolation and more.
That’s why we have decided to ask for your help. To help our food banks who will be helping our most in need this year and do not have all of the items they otherwise would have if we weren’t in the same situation we are now!
For every pack bought by our DnD family, use the hashtag mentioned in the article and send us the pic and we will buy another to the same value in your name! What could be easier?!…
We all know just how important the love, companionship and bond that is created between the animal and it’s owner.
In addiction recovery and mental health, these bonds can become a driving force to motivate change in ourselves and help overcome some of the loneliness and isolation addicts feel throughout their active using and drinking. This can then be made even worse with mental health issues too.
Find out how pets and animals can help us throughout our active addiction, into recovery and help us overcome the difficulties we often feel with mental health conditions.
We often overlook the rough-sleepers that we pass in the streets each day, either because we psychologically think if we don’t look, it doesn’t exist or because we are at some level, embarrassed because we don’t know what we can do to help.
In this article, we discuss how you can help those who are homeless or sleeping rough, both directly and indirectly. You can also find help, support and links to other organisations who can help those who are homeless, sleeping rough or at risk of becoming homeless. Keep reading to find out more…