Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

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Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

What's New

Welcome to the What’s New section of the ASCERT website.

Here you will find all of the latest news and updates from our organisation, along with listings of events and activities we are planning, attending or profiling that may be of interest.

You can also check out our Blogs section which contains interesting, informative and engaging personal perspective pieces from a range of contributors who are either directly connected to ASCERT, or whom are like us, keen to impart knowledge and experiences that may support others to address alcohol and/or drug related harm and support positive change.

You may also like to visit the Training section of this website for a full listing of available training courses and programmes.

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.

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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.

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ASCERT Shortlisted in CIPD NI Awards

ASCERT Shortlisted in CIPD NI Awards

We were delighted to be shortlisted for the Best Flexible Working Strategy in the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development Northern Ireland awards ceremony that took place on 12th October in the iconic Titanic Belfast.

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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.

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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.

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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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Case Study: The Murray Family at Christmas

Case Study: The Murray Family at Christmas

Before ASCERT I was scared for my family’s future. My son battled addiction, I lost my career due to my long term illness meaning our finances were strained and I worried our family wouldn’t have a Christmas. ASCERT offered us hope. They helped us to work through our issues together and provided us with Christmas cheer. I can’t believe the generosity of strangers and what they did for my family by giving us the gift of Christmas”
Mrs Murray, Christmas 2022*

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Online Parent Support Group

Online Parent Support Group

Our Parent/Carer Support Programme is open again for registration. It will commence on 28th October at 7-8:30pm. It will take place every Tuesday for 6 weeks via Zoom. The programme is aimed at parents /carers of young people aged 11 – 15yrs and is FREE to join. This...

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