Christmas 2023 opening times at Barod

All of our services, including our Live Webchat, will be CLOSED on the 25th & 26th December, as well as 1st January. If you require support during these times, please contact DAN 247 on 0808 808 2234 or text DAN to 81066.

Mike Parry Art Award 2023

**PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED** Our annual art competition is back for its fifth year. The Mike Parry Art Award, since it was established in 2019 in memory of a former colleague, has received countless pieces of art that have not only represented the theme of competition for that respective year, but also … Continued

Barod joins Stonewall Cymru’s Diversity Champions Scheme

Barod have joined forces with Stonewall Cymru to be part of their Diversity Champions Scheme. Barod are committed to embedding anti-discriminatory practices into the fabric of our organisation to ensure that people from the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, people of faith, people of colour and any other marginalised group have a sense of belonging … Continued

Annual National Pen Y Fan Recovery Walk 2023

The annual national recovery walk at Pen Y Fan is back for 2023 We are delighted to announce that the annual national recovery walk is back for 2023. The event will be taking place on Thursday 13th July at Pen Y Fan, within the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park. The meeting point and time … Continued

Barod joins Correlation

We are delighted to announce that Barod has been accepted to join the Correlation European Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), as an active member. Correlation EHRC has an excellent reputation for bring together organisations and professionals from across Europe to develop the harm reduction field across substance use and other social and health inequalities. The network … Continued

Glasgow OPS van visits Merthyr Tydfil

On Thursday 26th January 2023, the Glasgow Overdose Prevention Service (OPS) van will be visiting Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare. This is a great opportunity to have a look in, and discuss, a unique harm reduction service that is currently unavailable, anywhere within the UK. The Glasgow OPS was set up by Peter Krykant in response … Continued

Run off the Blues 2023

Today we launch our third instalment of our Run off the Blues, a multifaceted campaign that aims to promote positive wellbeing, as well as raising funds for Food Banks in our areas. The idea is simple. Those who sign up, choose one of six distance milestones to aim towards, throughout the month of January. Those … Continued

Barod’s 50th birthday bash

You are invited Barod’s 50th birthday bash We are incredibly excited to share the news of our upcoming 50th birthday bash on 28th September at Depot Cardiff. Barod today is significantly different from its beginnings comprising over 200 staff and volunteers and we will be hosting a festival-themed event celebrating our 50 year history with … Continued


Cardiff and the Vale Drug and Alcohol Service (CAVDAS) Launched on the 1st August 2022, CAVDAS is now the main service within the Cardiff and Vale area, supporting people affected by substance use. CAVDAS is an alliance between Barod, Recovery Cymru and Kaleidoscope, with strategic partners G4S and Pobl. From a Barod perspective, delivering services … Continued

Mike Parry Art Award 2022

Our annual art award competition is back for its 4th year. We are delighted to announce the launch of the Mike Parry Art Award Competition 2022. This year’s theme is ‘CELEBRATION‘ and it is open to interpretation in what you perceive celebration to mean to you. If you have been involved with substance use services … Continued

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