New Year’s Honours: Dr. Linda Harris receives an OBE

Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Dr. Linda Harris, has been awarded an OBE for services to the NHS – an amazing achievement which marks a continuing commitment over a 30-year career. Before establishing Spectrum in 2011, Linda had a distinguished career in the NHS initially as a local Wakefield GP before going onto help establish community substance […]

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Impact Report 2020

Impact Report 2020 Spectrum has published its latest Impact Report, detailing some of the key achievements and innovations delivered by the award-winning social enterprise, as it looks forward to celebrating 10 Years on 1st April 2021. Highlights include: Being in the Top 50 largest Employee-Owned companies in the UK (for the 3rd year) Glowing Staff Survey […]

Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

How Art Therapy helped through lockdown and beyond…

Art Therapy is by its nature a flexible and adaptive therapy. It feels very poignant that over the course of the corona virus pandemic, we have risen to the challenge and found new and creative ways of working with our clients to meet their needs. What became apparent as we began this work was that […]

Sign up to help us find a COVID-19 Vaccine

As Wakefield enters Tier 2 lockdown, it’s now more important than ever that local residents join the fight against COVID-19 – and you can play your part by signing up to the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry. Anyone 18 or over can sign up through the NHS website by visiting www.nhs.uk/sign-up-to-be-contacted-for-research – the process takes around […]

Are you going Sober for October?

If you’re looking to kick-start your health with simple changes this autumn, why not kick the booze and go sober for October? Thousands of people in the UK went sober for October last year and some people find that the benefits from cutting down, even temporarily, lead to long-term changes in their drinking habits. Reducing your […]

Spectrum’s ‘Fab Four’ make the Nursing Times shortlist

Spectrum is delighted to have achieved a fantastic four finalists in the Nursing Times Awards 2020! Following the announcement of the official Nursing Times shortlist, Spectrum staff are now finalists in the following categories: “Team of the Year” – North Yorkshire Horizons “Nurse of the Year” – Helen Bishton (HMP Lancaster Farms)  “Managing Long-Term Conditions” […]