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Category: Delamere
A Guide To Christmas In Recovery
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 14 Dec 2021
Christmas time can be a daunting period in recovery. Especially if it’s your first. A time full of celebrations, parties and festive fun can offer various challenges for your recovery and can feel like a minefield of opportunities for relapse. Although you may feel like avoiding Christmas altogether, it’s important for you to socialise, spend…

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October Outcomes : Getting Better Everyday
Posted by Martin Preston
on 11 Nov 2021
We’ve said it before and we’ll likely say it again; Delamere is an organisation with a very strong ‘why’.  We exist simply to help guests achieve positive outcomes. Anecdotal feedback and testimonials about what we do here at Delamere, and crucially what our guests achieve, is powerful. It motivates our colleagues and gives prospective guests…

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Therapy at Delamere: what to expect
Posted by Dr Terry Spokes
on 16 Sep 2021
Recovery from active addiction is not just about removing and resisting a substance or behaviour. Long-term recovery and well-being require an understanding of the role that the addictive behaviour may have served in your life. For example, it is not uncommon to use alcohol or other substances to find relief from the pain of past…

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Welcoming Dr Terry Spokes
Posted by Martin Preston
on 27 Jul 2021
We’re delighted to formally welcome Dr Terry Spokes, who joins the team here at Delamere in Cheshire as Outcomes Director and Head of Recovery.   Terry is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, who achieved his Doctorate at Oxford University.  An expert in addiction treatment, trauma and neuropsychology, Terry has provided training for addiction treatment providers…

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Outcomes: Our why
Posted by Martin Preston
on 17 Jul 2021
Delamere is a purpose-led organisation with a very clear ‘why’. We exist simply to help guests who come to stay with us achieve the very best possible outcomes.  Doing so is a great privilege and it is hugely motivating for our team to support participants here as they Grow Beyond Addiction. The joy of this…

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Award Winning Environment : Best Amazing Space 2020
Posted by Martin Preston
on 21 Dec 2020
Delamere has been awarded Best Amazing Space in the prestigious Northern Design Awards. Judged by some of the most revered designers and architects, the Amazing Space category serves to recognise those that ‘break the mould’ to deliver stunning visual environments with exceptional function and innovative style. Having worked so tirelessly for so long to design…

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New and different addiction treatment model comes to life
Posted by Mike Delaney
on 07 Sep 2020
As Clinical Director I have spent the last two years working very closely with Martin Preston, Founder here at Delamere, to slowly and painstakingly bring a brave vision of a completely new and different treatment model to the world of addiction. Together we have crafted a new and exciting programme which isn’t based in shame…

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Gratitude in recovery – our clinical director talks about how lucky he feels as he recuperates from COVID-19
Posted by Martin Preston
on 06 May 2020
“The whole experience of suffering COVID-19 whilst on holiday abroad and the kindness that has been shown to me has put me back in touch with my need for gratitude in my life,” our clinical director Mike Delaney said. More than 100 offers of free accommodation were made to Mike after it was revealed that…

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What addiction recovery can teach us about overcoming coronavirus challenges
Posted by Martin Preston
on 02 Apr 2020
“Addiction recovery has taught me to look on the bright side and make the most of whatever happens. “I’ve had a lot of experience of reframing things into something more palatable and all of that is serving me well now as I recover in a field hospital in Barbados from COVID-19” - says Mike Delaney,…

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How safe and effective is rehab?
Posted by David Williams
on 27 Jan 2020
Rehab clinics are closely regulated and must be safe and effective. Stringent checks take place to regularly ensure it is the case. There are two types of rules and regulations prevalent in the world of rehab - the external ones and the internal guidance and expectation set to keep everyone safe. Strict external rules and…

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