CGL to get well, CRS to stay well.

Cambridge Recovery service are a service user and volunteer led community-based service with the
aim of helping you build a sustained, holistic and purposeful lifelong recovery from addiction.
Social programmes of support and interests are mixed with physical activity, wellbeing and skills to
help you gain confidence and move forward. You are supported by a mixture of peers, volunteers
and professional staff as well as having access to partner agencies to assist with mental health and
employment. There is also access to a flourishing volunteer training programme.

Meet the Team

Tracy Thompson - Cambridge Recovery service Manager
Hello, I have worked within mental health and substance misuse for 15 years. I am a psychotherapist by
training and enjoy working in the community.
Best part of the job: Seeing people believe in themselves again.
Favourite Food. Pancakes with cinnamon sugar and lemon.

Bex Poyser - Community Development Worker
Hello and welcome to the recovery service! I have been working in health and social care 99% of my working life ( a part from working in retail in my VERY young years) and it’s safe to say I have moved around service’s like there was no tomorrow. But nothing quite held my attention like mental health and substance misuse services, and here I am some 13ish year later. Part of my role is to recruit, train, and support our amazing volunteers, which I can say is an absolute pleasure! I am fiercely proud of our team, they are the best human beings to ever walk the planet, I am constantly amazed by how hard working, dedicated and talented they all are. We could never do what we do, or are planning on doing with out them. Welcome to the service, come say hi when you next see us 😊

Emma William - Creative Arts and Wellbeing Coach
I’m Emma and I’m the Creative Arts and Wellbeing Coach for the Recovery Service at CGL. I teach and help facilitate the creative arts within the service, promoting the positive ways creativity can help and support our wellbeing. Having worked within mental health and taught art for over ten years, this is something I feel very passionate about and have seen first-hand the ways in which the creative arts can impact our health. As well as art, I love being around nature and animals, listening to music and watching films.

David Edwards - Service user rep
I am a Service User rep at Huntingdon. I am 58 years old and have issues around substance abuse all my adult life. I have been in recovery for about two and a half years and have been volunteering since the end of last year. I enjoy working with people and putting so many years of learned experience to good use.

Lorna Evans - Volunteer
I come from a further and higher education background with experience developing, managing and teaching Academic English and Management programmes in the UK, Canada and Japan. Here at CRS, I support people in shifting barriers that are blocking them from healthy, productive lives. You may also meet Tess, my French Bulldog, who is training to be a Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog. She's always happy to accept a stroke and a cuddle.

Amy Sheppard-Rich - Family Focused Recovery Coach

Lucy Telfer - Volunteer