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Due to its success over the past few weeks, Steve will be hosting a Bridge quiz every Friday at 8pm over on our Facebook page.

To take part all you have to do is go to the Bridge Facebook page. You do not need to sign up to Facebook to play. Have a pen and paper ready to record your answers and have a friendly challenge against others. Hope to see you there!

Now is a good time to try a cycle ride or local walk. Click here to view a route recommended by Chris.


Substance 2 Solution buildings in Northampton, Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough are now open from 10am – 4pm.

The telephone helpline – STAR – 0808 169 8512 - is open from 9am – 5pm.

S2S are not offering our face to face Open Access service because of the need to social distance from each other. Instead they are encouraging service users wishing to access treatment to make contact with the service by calling 0808 169 8512. They will then arrange for a recovery worker to call them back and carry out an assessment over the phone.

S2S are still offering needle exchange from their sites between the hours of 10am – 4pm, but with some changes to ensure they are following social distancing guidelines. If possible people should phone ahead before they attend for needle exchange.

S2S have had to make some changes to how they prescribe medication to their service users and they have communicated with them about this. If anyone has any concerns regarding their medication they should call them on 0808 169 8512.

All groups have been cancelled until further notice.

S2S are not able to run our ambulatory detox because of social distancing guidelines. Many residential rehabs are closed at the moment. Anyone needing alcohol support should call 0808 169 8512, they will then arrange for a phone assessment to be carried out. They will deal with people who require prescribing or detox / rehab on a case by case basis.


Family Support Line are delivering telephone and video calling support sessions, they are also delivering food and resources to those most in need.

The FSL helpline is still running from 9.30am - 4pm. You can also email FSL on, or contact them on facebook messenger.


Aquarius is happy to receive referrals from anyone (age 16+) wanting support for a gambling difficulty.

They offer 1:1 advice, phone assessments and sessions.

Aquarius are developing video training and webinar sessions to support professionals working with service users with drug, alcohol or gambling problems.

You can contact Aquarius on 0300 456 4292 or email them at


NGAGE are still offering ongoing support for existing clients and are having regular group Zoom meetings for Evolve.

They are still receiving referrals via email at or via telephone on 01604 633848

They are offering 1:1 support over the phone or via WhatsApp calls/video or Zoom.


NDAS are currently still running our 24 hour advice line on 03000120154.

NDAS are still providing refuge; this can be accessed on the same phone line as above.

Northampton Town Football Club have set up a virtual running club to encourage fans, community participants and staff to all join. If you’ve recently taken up running, been running for a while or even want to try and get out for the first time, please do feel free to join and share.

The idea behind the group is to build a community that can motivate each other to stay active particularly during the lockdown and at a time of social distancing. The club hope most of all it’ll be a bit of fun too! Longer term they are hoping to encourage people who enjoy football to take up challenges and fundraise for them.

If you wish to take part, click here for more information.

Smart Recovery (Group recovery work similar to AA) are running online sessions daily, including in the evenings. If you wish to attend click here for more information.

Now could be a great time to start or get back to practicing meditation. Many of our members recommend Jason Stephenson for guided meditation.

Recovery College Online are offering a free online course that can help people with the recent pandemic. Please click here for more information. Recovery College Online also offer a range of courses online for those that are interested.

Recovery College

Are you interested in volunteering and helping your community during this pandemic? If so, click here for information about how you can get involved.


Now could be a great time to learn a new language! Click here to check out the free BBC link.

Northamptonshire’s Community Resilience Service has launched a new Coronavirus Support Line. Click here for more information.

Northampton Town Football Club has released an article about how they are helping the community. Click here for more information.


Healthwatch Northamptonshire have created a list of local services and updates, including information relating to the Coronavirus. Click here for more information.


Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493. Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.