Health & Wellbeing

We believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of good health and wellbeing.

RISE Recovery

RISE Recovery Services are a partnership of YMCA Together and New Start to deliver:

  • Harm Reduction Service for Women
  • Residential Rehabilitation
  • Abstinence Service

We work with several other partners in the delivery of our services

  • Positivity Inc. deliver holistic therapies to people accessing the service
  • Being Better provide “Concerned Other” support and interventions for people who are worried about the drug and alcohol of another person in their life.
  • Forward Trust continue to deliver Community Rehabilitation via The Brink of Change and SHARP.

The Rehabilitation and Abstinence services is an 18 week residential rehab in South Liverpool, it offers ensuite, catered accommodation and on site gym.

We use a psychologically informed way underpinned by cognitive analytic therapy (CAT). CAT offers a relational approach to recovery helping you to think how your drug or alcohol use began and how you can work to understand yourself well to sustain long term recovery.

This service is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission you can access our Certificate of Registration HERE Legal entitlement of RISE Rehab – Care Quality Commission ( and our last inspection report HERE. RISE Rehab – Care Quality Commission (

If you would like to make a referral to RISE Recovery, you can drop into the Brink of Change (15-21 Parr Street) every Friday between 10am- 11am to make a referral in person. Alternatively our referral form is available below in both PDF and WORD format. Please complete and return to the email address below.


Recover, Inspire, Support, Empower – RISE

Stepping Stones

There are times in all our lives when we experience periods of crisis. Some of us need extra support to help us through this time and admission to hospital is not always best.

Stepping Stones is a partnership with Merseycare providing 8 beds of accommodation and support twenty four hours a day, seven days a week for people in mental health crisis.

Referrals come from Merseycare for this service.

Nightingale House

This service works in partnership with Merseycare providing 20 beds of accommodation in Bootle but supporting people from Sefton, Liverpool and Kirkby who are coming out of hospital following a mental health admission. Through this service we support people to settle back into the community, build up their coping skills and find a suitable long term home.

We work in a psychologically informed way which means we consider the individual needs of the people in the service making sure that together we work on what is important to them to get alongside people to create positive sustainable futures. All referrals for this service come through Merseycare.