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3650 staff members, volunteers and peer mentors
422,254 voluntary hours contributed
160 services across England and Wales
60,000 people are supported by CRI every day






Aspire Peterborough is promoting International Overdose Awareness Day

Mon 24 Aug, 2015
international overdose awareness day
On Friday 28 August, CRI's Aspire Service in Peterborough will be opening their doors to promote International Overdose Awareness Day. Events planned for the day include:  demonstrations on how to recognise the signs and deal with an overdose; how to administer Naloxone - an anti-overdose drug; a 'preventing overdoses' quiz; and  the opportunity to talk to a nurse, recovery worker or peer mentor about any concerns. Light refreshments will also be available. More >

CRI appoints two new Associate Medical Directors

Mon 24 Aug, 2015
Dr Lihini Gunawardana and Dr Bruce Trathen have been appointed as CRI’s newest Associate Medical Directors. Both Dr Trathen and Dr Gunawardana have existing experience working for CRI: Dr Trathen was Medical Lead for the London area whilst Dr Gunawardana was Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for the Dudley service. They join CRI’s third Associate Medical Director, Dr. Prun Bijral. More >
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