Compass to launch pioneering Peer-Led Psychosocial and Aftercare Service in Hull
This month, Compass launches a brand new service in Hull that has been developed to maximise the number of drug free outcomes in the city. The new Drugs Day Programme, Psychosocial and Aftercare service will provide a mixture of low and high intensity individual and group support for service users who are stable and seeking to realise drug-free lives. Service users can be referred into the service by their prescriber, or self-refer, pre- or post- detoxification. All participants are paired with peer mentors and high intensity one to one support is available for individuals throughout their journey to prevent relapse.
The service was designed with the help of partners and service users who identified a strong need for a recovery-oriented pathway that groups individuals by their progress towards recovery. Service users who have successfully completed the forerunner programme, Forward, also expressed a strong desire to mentor participants, develop and run the day programme and facilities, and provide a peer-led aftercare service. The service will work closely with local NA and AA groups to enable service users to access this additional help if they want it.
Area Director Linda Haig says “The new Psychosocial service in Hull will provide a real opportunity for individuals who have reached a certain stage in their drug-using lives to make the final break and achieve drug-free status. With the invaluable assistance of partners and peer mentors, we believe that the service will significantly improve drug-free outcomes and offer a model for the development of equivalent services across the country.”