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Cyswllt Contact is a registered UK charity (No. 1047945), which was set up in 1992. We are a Day Service, providing help, advice and support for people with drug and alcohol problems, and for their families. Cyswllt Contact consists of dedicated, specialist, trained staff and our efforts have been recognised nationally when we were awarded the title of 'National Drug Team of the Year 2006'.

Our contact points within West Wales
LOCATIONS

We provide education and counselling for substance abuse in our Aberystwyth and Cardigan offices.

In Newtown, Llanelli and Haverfordwest we operate our Peer Mentoring Scheme in association with our partners.
We are based in Aberystwyth in the county of Ceredigion in West Wales (UK). You can contact us at:

Cyswllt Contact
49 North Parade
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion  SY23 2JN

Tel: 01970 626470  Fax: 01970 626644  -  or by

Opening times: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


You can contact our Cardigan Treatment Centre at:

12 High Street
Cardigan
SA43 1JJ
Tel: 01239 623831

 
Cyswllt Contact Limited is a company registered in England & Wales (Registered Number 03061079, Registered Office Address: 49 North Parade, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2JN)


 

Cyswllt Contact offers:

Education about drug and alcohol abuse - and recovery.
Information about how families function when coping with drug and alcohol abuse, and help to identify and improve the family situation.
A caring and nuturing place where people can share with others who understand their concerns.

 
Referrals
We do not have a formal referral procedure - all you need to do is to phone, write, email or call in to make an appointment. We welcome referrals from any source - GP's, Psychiatrists, Nurses, the Probation Service, Social Workers, voluntary self-help groups, family or self-referrals. After initial assessment we aim to assess all clients within 10 working days.

 
Initial Assessment
You will be assessed to determine which programme is suitable for you. If it is decided, after an initial assessment, that our services are not suitable, we will refer you on to an organisation that is suitable for your needs.

 
Peer Mentoring Project
The Peer Mentoring Scheme is a national initiative sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government and funded by the Welsh European Funding Office. Cyswllt Contact delivers the peer mentoring scheme in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Carmarthenshire, operating in Haverfordwest, Newtown and Llanelli. In partnership with Turning Point and Helping Groups to Grow, this project supports people from across the four counties to make positive life changes, to complete treatment programmes and to access local provision of volunteering, training and employment.

 
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Programme
This programme offers education and information about various aspects of drug and alcohol abuse, including the physical effects of alcohol and other drugs, the nature of dependence and relief using and how it can impact the life of the user and their families.
It runs for 2 hours per week over 6 weeks.

 
Day Treatment Programme
The Day Treatment Programme is an abstinence-based rolling programme. Its aim is to support clients to maintain an alcohol and drug free lifestyle. It runs from 10am to 3pm on weekdays.

 
Drug Intervention Programme
Cyswllt Contact is the Drug Intervention Programme (DIP) service provider in Ceredigion. DIP is a UK-wide government funded programme to help drug misusing offenders receive help and treatment for their substance misuse. The aim is to help them break free of both their substance misuse and their cycle of offending, so that both the individual and society benefit as a result. Referrals come from all sources, with the police, courts, probation, prison and solicitors being the most common. DIP clients are able to join any of our existing treatment programmes as well as seeing the support worker for help and advice on everyday practical issues.
To find out more details about DIP or to make a referral to the programme please

 
Aftercare
One year continued weekly support for people in the vulnerable stages of early recovery.

 
Family Programme
The Family Programme is open to people who have been affected by someone else's use of alcohol or other drugs. Through education and by relating to other people who are experiencing similar difficulties, the family member can begin to make changes to improve their life.

 
Counselling
We provide 1 : 1 counselling

 
Drop-in
We have a 'drop-in' facility that is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Everyone is welcome and tea and coffee are available.

 
Meditation Group
The meditation group runs weekly. We offer a variety of meditation techniques.

 
Support Service
In-house support is available to clients on issues such as housing, finance and debt, welfare benefits, health, employment and training information. Support is individually tailored and directed toward the client gaining greater independence through developing skills and confidence.

 
Schools Education Programme
The Schools Programme aims to increase young people's awareness of drug and alcohol use, and gives information about some of the effects, dangers and consequences. It interactively explores various aspects of drug and alcohol use, including peer pressure, refusal skills, decision-making and self-esteem building.

 
Training for Professionals
Cyswllt Contact offers training for any professionals working with clients who have substance misuse issues or clients affected by someone else's using.
We have recently run training in:

Participants have included social services family workers, university and school counsellors, and staff from a range of voluntary sector organisations.

Details of our training courses can be seen by clicking here: Training Courses Programme (this is a Microsoft Word document. Left-click to open; Right-click and choose 'Save Target As' to download). Please contact us for information on forthcoming training events.

Trusteeship at Cyswllt Contact

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees who meet regularly to make significant decisions and monitor the work of the agency.

From time to time openings are available on the Board and we would particularly like to hear from current or ex-clients interested in becoming Trustees.

If you would like to find out more please contact us and ask for Nicky.

 


This Website

This website is intended to inform and educate visitors about drug and alcohol abuse.

We hope that you're able to explore all areas of the site as we intend to provide interesting and informative material suitable for all types of people - teenagers, parents, school teachers, doctors, substance abusers, family members - to name but a few. Drug and alcohol abuse affects all of us in one way or another.

The site is not complete - it never will be - as we'll always be adding new material.

So -  KEEP COMING BACK!!

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