Substances and Alcohol Misuse

The day programme is open only to residents of the Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond, aged 18 years old and plus. Is designed to support people while struggling to come off alcohol and/or drugs, as well as to support individuals who are abstinent from substances and/or alcohol and want to access additional recovery support and relapse prevention services.

Mental Health Sunshine Recovery Café

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

R.I.S.E. (Reconnect Include Share Engage) is the Health and Wellbeing programme run by CDARS and delivered in partnership with Deen City farm (animal welfare and gardening sessions) and The Fighting Chance (Boxing training sessions).

Aimed at people experiencing mental health and substance misuse issues, the programme delivers holistic and psychoeducational activities that encourage our service users to feel empowered, protected, uplifted and independent.

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. 

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