Obesity - is it something we can control?

We all know that the simple solution is to reduce intake and increase energy. However, just like any other habit or addictive behaviour, it is difficult for some people to simply reverse the behaviour. It is critical to provide psychological and emotional interventions in order to investigate the underlying causes of obesity. Read more

Welcome to Watford

We were delighted officially open our new home in Watford on Tuesday 27th September. Watford's elected mayor, Peter Taylor, performed the opening ceremony which was attended by many of our community partners in the town. Read more

Our Group Room Gets A Fresh New Look

Take a look at our newly refurbished group room. Read more

Our New Journey In Watford

This year marks The Living Room’s 22nd anniversary. We celebrate our continuous commitment by opening a hub in Watford. Read more

Retail Recovery Update

The Retail Recovery event recently showcased a community-led fashion show and a marketplace displaying top brands at great prizes; while fundraising for our cause to continue helping people break the cycle of addiction. Read this article to find out how the event went. Read more

Carers Week 2022

June 6-12 is Carers Week and we are raising awareness about the crucial role of carers across the UK and the challenges faced. We also describe how we support family and carers who are looking after loved ones living with addiction. Read more

Volunteers' Week 2022

June 1-7 is Volunteers' Week. We celebrate the importance of volunteers in different sectors and communities, and say 'thank you' to all the volunteers who have helped and continue to help at The Living Room. Read more

Mental Health Awareness 2022

Twenty-one years ago, The Mental Health Foundation started Mental Health Awareness week. This year's topic is loneliness. This article looks further into loneliness and how it impacts people, especially those living with addiction. Read more

The Living Room Opens Its Doors

The Living Room Hertfordshire has opened its doors to the public this year for the first time since 2019 Read more

What is Disordered Eating?

Are you concerned that someone you know might have an eating disorder? Disordered eating often can be hard to spot. Here is some helpful information to help you get up to speed on the condition, and what to look out for. Read more

Twelve Months Of Recovery

Twelve Months of Recovery is our campaign in which we focus and breakdown the importance and significance of each step from the 'twelve steps of recovery' each month. Read more

Crèche Announcement

We have some important news regarding the future of our Stevenage Crèche. Read more

Service Updates

Back online in Watford and St Albans, but in person in Stevenage for some services. Read on to find out more about the updated changes to our services. Read more

Giving Tuesday 2021

We’ve put together an article for Giving Tuesday. Explaining it's origin, it's messaging and global impact for people plus hundreds and thousands of local/national organisations & charities worldwide. Read more

Alcohol Awareness Week 2021

We’ve put together an article for Alcohol Awareness Week so we can learn more about the impacts of alcoholism on ourselves and those around us. Read more

The Crown Golf Society Day- Thank You!

Thank you to everyone at The Crown Golf society for their support of The Living Room at their annual golf day fundraiser. Read more

Virtual London Marathon 2021- Congratulations runners!

A big congratulations to those who ran the Virtual London Marathon 2021 in aid of The Living Room. Read more

Recovery Month 2021

Recovery Month promotes a strong and proud recovery community and celebrate the dedication of services who make recovery in all its forms possible. We are so proud of everyone who comes in to us and are sharing their stories to mark the month. Read more

Climbing Snowdon 2021

The Living Room takes on Mount Snowdon. Read more

The Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards

We were awarded 'Highly Commended for Business of the Year, North Hertfordshire' at The Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards. Find out more about the recent celebrations. Read more

Bargain Hunt Funds Raised!

Steph and her fiancé Chris raised money for The Living Room and Bedford Open Door on Bargain Hunt! Read on for more... Read more

Hertfordshire Hub - A Virtual and Vital Service

Our online virtual "Hertfordshire Hub" has been open for nearly a year and has been a phenomenal success. Read on to find out what we've been up to. Read more

Remembrance Day – addiction, grief and stigma

Wednesday 21st July was Drug and Alcohol Remembrance Day, a chance to remember those we've lost to drugs or alcohol. Here's how we marked the day. Read more