Substances and Alcohol Misuse

CDARS substance and alcohol misuse programs are for individuals struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs, and for individuals who are abstinent from substances and want to access additional recovery support and relapse prevention services.

Mental Health Support

CDARS mental health services provide additional support in conjunction with the clinical services offered by the local NHS Trust. The Service is open every day of the year for persons in mental health crisis, or those who perceive themselves as going into crisis.

Suicide Prevention

Saving Lives is a programme for suicide prevention and management. The programme offers a three-stage process – SURVIVE, PREVENT, SUSTAIN – which is delivered by suicide prevention specialist counsellors and volunteers.  

Health and Wellbeing

Poverty, unemployment, and mental health issues, often make it near impossible for individuals to access healthy nutrition and fitness related activities. This programme enables clients to learn how to live a healthy and more holistic lifestyle, which can have a profound and positive impact on an individual’s emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing.

Neurodiversity Support Programme

CDARS Neurodiversity Support Programme supports individuals with neurodiverse conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. The programme offers mental health support, support with financial and housing benefits, employment and interviewing practice, social engagement and building relationships.

Ex-Military Veterans Support

Ex-Military veterans are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-veterans, and are much more likely to experience homelessness, prison, or social exclusion. All these issues mean a much higher rate of depression and mental disorders. We offer this programme to support the well-being and re-integration of veterans living in our local community.

Community Kitchen Service

CDARS Community Kitchen Service has become an integral service for our local community, providing meals for those struggling with food poverty, cooking and shopping classes, and volunteer opportunities for clients facing employment barriers and lacking work experience.

Young People Service

The Young People Service helps young adults to deal with challenging life experiences and helps them to learn how to live healthy independent lives.  We offer activities and events that enable young adults to feel connected, protected, uplifted and part of a community.

Crisis Helpline Support

At CDARS we have our own crisis helpline to assist our clients when they feel overwhelmed by a sense of hopelessness outside of normal working hours. Our Crisis Helpline Support is a crucial component in supporting our clients with mental health or substance abuse issues.

What We Do

CDARS has 30 years of experience with high-needs clients struggling with mental health issues, substance misuse, domestic violence, poverty and much else. We help over 1200 people each year by providing a variety services designed to support vulnerable people with complex needs; including people with drug and alcohol misuse, mental health, neurodiversity, veterans and perpetrators of domestic violence. 


CDARS strongly believes in partnership work and how together with like-minded organisations we can achieve better outcomes for our clients and their families in our two boroughs Sutton and Wandsworth.

Become a Partner

CDARS is very grateful for the enormous contribution our volunteers make to our drug and alcohol recovery services. The range of opportunities for volunteers include Recovery Champions, as well as student placements.

Join the Team

CDARS regularly looks for talented people to join our team in a range of roles across the organisation.

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