Breaking Free Group has entered a long-term national partnership with Inclusion, the specialist substance misuse treatment division of the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).
Inclusion was established in 2002 as part of the Specialist Services Group of MPFT. As part of the Specialist Services Division, Inclusion develops new and flexible services across England where it is felt Inclusion have the expertise to provide a quality service.
Breaking Free Group’s clinically-effective digital programme for alcohol and drug dependence, Breaking Free from Substance Use, has been endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
NICE has granted this endorsement because the content of Breaking Free from Substance Use supports implementation of the recommendations in its public health guidelines on individual approaches to behaviour change (PH49) and general approaches to behaviour change (PH6).
Breaking Free Group was invited by the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) to present at their 2nd Correctional Research Symposium, held in Prague.
Dr Sarah Elison-Davies, Research Director at Breaking Free Group, presented clinical outcomes from the evaluation of our Breaking Free from Substance Use (Justice) programme in UK prisons. Her presentation also explained the approach taken to evaluating these outcomes, which was informed by the UK Medical Research Council’s framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions.