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News / December 7th, 2018

Humankind - Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking

The drink can flow freely throughout the festive period. It’s tempting to enjoy yourself, knowing that you have an extended break to relax and switch off. But, it’s easy to drink too much. Children might see their parents behave differently from usual due to having too much – which can be upsetting.

News / December 7th, 2018

We launch Christmas campaign across London and the North.

Our drug and alcohol services in London and the North of England have launched simultaneous campaigns offering advice to vulnerable people and party goers on how to “Keep calm at Christmas”.

News / December 7th, 2018

Wearside workers celebrate success at Away Day

Workers, who gathered at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, discussed a successful year and looked forward to the year ahead.

News / December 6th, 2018

South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service formally launched

The South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service, which is led by Humankind, has been formally launched with a ribbon cutting ceremony in South Shields.

News / November 27th, 2018

The National Union of Students’ Alcohol Impact Award

Specialist work to reduce alcohol related harm to students at Durham University has been marked with a prestigious award.

News / November 18th, 2018

Humankind and Blenheim announce intention to merge

Humankind and innovative London-based alcohol and drug charity Blenheim CDP intend to merge in April 2019 to form a national organisation named Humankind, employing over 1,100 staff.

News / November 9th, 2018

Learners at Humankind are thanked for their fundraising Remembrance

Learners at the Steps 4 Success @ Humankind course have raised over £240 for the Help for Heroes charity.

News / October 16th, 2018

Government urged to aim high with a pioneering new alcohol strategy

The document entreats policy makers to urgently tackle the increased availability of cheap alcohol and empower the public to make fully informed decisions about their drinking.

News / October 9th, 2018

Success of WY-FI Annual Learning Event

More than 200 guests attended the West Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI) largest ever Annual Learning Event at the Civic Hall in Leeds.

News / October 2nd, 2018

Humankind attains top cyber security standard

Humankind has successfully been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certification

News / September 14th, 2018

Humankind launches 2017/18 Impact Report

“We have worked hard to have a really great year and we know we must move forward in the same way."

News / September 10th, 2018

Humankind sponsors another “fantastic” Recovery Walk

“It is about listening to the stories of triumph over real adversity and of learning from people in recovery and from our colleagues in services around the country.”

News / September 7th, 2018

Humankind supports and sponsors 2018 FAVOR Recovery Walk

“This is something that we look forward to every year as a celebration of the very real achievements of individuals in recovery."

News / August 30th, 2018

Humankind Supports International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

News / August 10th, 2018

Tender Opportunity for Specialist Employability support (planned publication date August 2018)

The Northern Inclusion Consortium (NIC) delivers the Step Forward Tees Valley programme across the Tees Valley Area and aims to support people experiencing barriers and complex needs move closer towards work and training opportunities.

News / July 20th, 2018

Humankind Drug and Alcohol Services launch the Wasted Summer campaign

"The messages that we are trying to get out there are about having fun but doing so in a way that means you and others aren’t put at risk."

News / July 5th, 2018

Happy 70th birthday to the NHS

As a charity which specialises in creating services and support to meet people’s complex health and social needs, Humankind celebrates the 70th birthday of the NHS.

News / June 29th, 2018

Step Forward staff enter Race for Life

Staff at the Step Forward Tees Valley project in Hartlepool will step forward themselves to take part in the town’s 5km Race for Life charity run in the summer

News / June 18th, 2018

‘North Yorkshire Relay’ raises funds for cancer care

Staff from North Yorkshire Horizons, the county’s integrated substance misuse service, are taking part in an ambitious 180-mile fundraising challenge to raise money for York Hospital’s Magnolia Centre.

News / June 7th, 2018

A Brand New Era as DISC changes its name to Humankind

DISC (Developing Initiatives Supporting Communities), is now known as Humankind.

CEO Blog / June 7th, 2018

Volunteers inspire us all

CEO Paul Townsley's blog on his own experience of volunteering this Volunteers' Week

News / May 23rd, 2018

We're beating the drum for volunteering

Our annual Volunteers’ Week event is taking place on the morning of Wednesday 6th June and is open to all Humankind Volunteers.

News / May 22nd, 2018

Enjoyable afternoon for rehab clients visiting 5 WAYS

5 WAYS provides an afternoon of fun for clients visiting from St. Anne’s Residential Rehabilitation Service.

News / May 22nd, 2018

Strong support at Kirklees Family Intervention Project

Claire Bradshaw shares the story of her positive volunteering experience.

News / May 22nd, 2018

Workers’ “hard graft” helps launch of national LGBT+ website

Workers in Humankind’s LGBT+ projects have played a major part in the creation of a new national website which is aimed at tackling issues faced by the LGBT community in schools.

News / May 15th, 2018

Colleagues fundraising for Teesside Hospice

Four of our workers are raising money for Teesside Hospice, at a Midnight Walk on 16th June.

News / May 14th, 2018

Volunteering at The Greens is priceless

Sarah Spencer tells her own story about her volunteering experience with us.

News / May 9th, 2018

Event to say thank you to Humankind workers

A special lunch has been held to thank workers involved in large scale projects to launch drug and alcohol services in County Durham and South Tyneside.

News / May 4th, 2018

New homes opened in Yorkshire for people with learning disabilities

Three new properties have been opened by Humankind Housing in Tong near Bradford to provide homes for people who have learning disabilities.

CEO Blog / May 4th, 2018

Pride in realising potential and building for people’s future

It’s with great pride that we have been able to launch our accommodation offer in Bradford.

News / April 26th, 2018

Dawn at More Time shortlisted for honour

Dawn, More Time Business Manager shortlisted for a Star Employer Talent Match award

News / April 20th, 2018

A night of celebration for Recovery graduates in Leeds

Forward Leeds hosted a Recovery Graduation to celebrate the achievement of treatment & recovery with the Forward Leeds service

CEO Blog / April 20th, 2018

An inspirational evening

Blog from Paul Townsley on the Forward Leeds Recovery Graduation

News / April 19th, 2018

New campaign warning against increasing cannabis strength

Six Humankind-led drug and alcohol services across Northern England have launched simultaneous, hard-hitting campaigns aimed at encouraging people who use cannabis to think again about their use and recognise the increasing strength of the drug

News / April 17th, 2018

#Humankind2020 campaign on schedule to help hundreds progress

Humankind2020 initiative aims to support 2020 people into employment and training by the year 2020.