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ASCERT is a charity providing services across Northern Ireland that address the impact of alcohol and drugs related issues that affect people’s lives. 

We are committed to ensuring individuals, families and communities are supported in the most effective way to deal with the challenges they face. We have a workforce of highly trained and motivated professionals who deliver our services, sometimes in a very challenging roles and environments, and volunteers who give countless hours freely to support our work in a variety of roles.

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ASCERT NI | SMART Recovery Stories | Client Stories

ASCERT NI | SMART Recovery Stories | Client Stories

SMART Recovery Stories is hosted by people in recovery from addiction. In this episode Bob and Ella talk about their experience of SMART Recovery. SMART Recovery is facilitated by ASCERT in the Atlas Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Every Thursday 2pm – 4pm. Free. No need to book.

ASCERT NI WEBINAR RECORDING | Synthetic Opioids: Nitazenes in Focus

ASCERT NI WEBINAR RECORDING | Synthetic Opioids: Nitazenes in Focus

On Friday 1st March ASCERT hosted the first in a series of webinars on topical events in the field of alcohol and substances to be held throughout 2024, marking the charity’s 25th anniversary in providing support to communities across Northern Ireland with their prevention, intervention and training services.  

Implementing Trauma Informed Approaches in NI

Implementing Trauma Informed Approaches in NI

ASCERT’s Training Manager Colin Robinson and Training Officer Elena Brewer virtually attended Queens University’s research launch earlier this week.  The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland had commissioned Queens to undertake research to provide recommendations for the advancement of Trauma Informed Approaches across Northern Ireland.

Cost of Living Resource

Cost of Living Resource

The Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership have produced this Cost of Living document which details supports available in each of the Health and Social Care Trust areas across Northern Ireland.

Rethink Your Drink: 7 Tips for a Merry, Mindful Christmas

Here are 7 tips for a merry, mindful Christmas. The holiday season is known for joy, celebration, and, for many, a bit of indulgence. However, as the festive season approaches, it’s essential to approach the merriment with mindfulness, especially when it comes to our alcohol consumption. “Rethink Your Drink” is not just a catchy phrase; it’s a call to action for a healthier, happier holiday season.

How ASCERT develop our people

  ASCERT have been an amazing organisation to work for to date. My journey with the charity started in 2020 and I was initially employed as an Administrator, carrying out front of house reception work. Throughout my role at reception, I was able to get to know...

ASCERT NI | SMART Recovery Stories | Client Stories

ASCERT NI | SMART Recovery Stories | Client Stories

SMART Recovery Stories is hosted by people in recovery from addiction. In this episode Bob and Ella talk about their experience of SMART Recovery. SMART Recovery is facilitated by ASCERT in the Atlas Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Every Thursday 2pm – 4pm. Free. No need to book.

ASCERT NI WEBINAR RECORDING | Synthetic Opioids: Nitazenes in Focus

ASCERT NI WEBINAR RECORDING | Synthetic Opioids: Nitazenes in Focus

On Friday 1st March ASCERT hosted the first in a series of webinars on topical events in the field of alcohol and substances to be held throughout 2024, marking the charity’s 25th anniversary in providing support to communities across Northern Ireland with their prevention, intervention and training services.  

Implementing Trauma Informed Approaches in NI

Implementing Trauma Informed Approaches in NI

ASCERT’s Training Manager Colin Robinson and Training Officer Elena Brewer virtually attended Queens University’s research launch earlier this week.  The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland had commissioned Queens to undertake research to provide recommendations for the advancement of Trauma Informed Approaches across Northern Ireland.

Cost of Living Resource

Cost of Living Resource

The Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership have produced this Cost of Living document which details supports available in each of the Health and Social Care Trust areas across Northern Ireland.

Rethink Your Drink: 7 Tips for a Merry, Mindful Christmas

Here are 7 tips for a merry, mindful Christmas. The holiday season is known for joy, celebration, and, for many, a bit of indulgence. However, as the festive season approaches, it’s essential to approach the merriment with mindfulness, especially when it comes to our alcohol consumption. “Rethink Your Drink” is not just a catchy phrase; it’s a call to action for a healthier, happier holiday season.

How ASCERT develop our people

  ASCERT have been an amazing organisation to work for to date. My journey with the charity started in 2020 and I was initially employed as an Administrator, carrying out front of house reception work. Throughout my role at reception, I was able to get to know...

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