Substance Misuse

Caniad are involved in the North Wales Area Planning Board meetings.


We have representatives with a lived experience who sit on the Harm Reduction Group, have you used the Harm Reduction Service? If so would you like to get involved or have a say? Tell us about your experience so that it can influence change. Please contact us for more information 


The Delivery Group looks at all the services that are commissioned by the Area Planning Board, and if there are any gaps in services, how they are delivered and if they can be improved. If you would like to get involved in this group, or give feedback about services, or any gaps in service provision then please contact us 

Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy 2020-2024.

We are very keen for people with a lived experience to be a part of the delivery of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy and its delivery. If you have a lived experience and would like to get involved or would just like more information then please contact us  

Substance Misuse Delivery Plan 2019-2022

We would like people who have a lived experience of using substances or a family member of someone who has, to join us in the delivery plan meeting. This is a meeting that makes sure that North Wales delivers on what the plan outlines needs to be in place. It’s also important to have feedback about experiences of using services and what worked and what would have helped. Please contact us for more information.  

 If you are interested in getting involved in any of the above please get in touch 

We commit to the following principles as we work together to build better substance misuse and mental health services for you through involvement and equal partnership:


  • Accountability
  • Diversity
  • Valued
  • Equality

North Wales Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy

Would you like to get involved in supporting the delivery of the North Wales Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy?
If so, please contact us
you can view the strategy by using the link below

Value Based Interviews (VBI’s)

Explanation of Interviews –  


The difference between a clinical interview and a VBI interview is the clinical interview process will determine accountability, safeguarding and processes.  The VBI will look into the human side of the candidate and their morals and values through a gentle approach to recruiting.  Clinical interviews are normally hosted by a professional panel. 


Value Based Interviews: 

VBI is a way of helping organisations to recruit the most suitable people to work with children or vulnerable adults. It helps employers assess the values, motives and attitudes of those who are applying for jobs. It focuses on “how” and “why” an applicant makes choices in work and seeks to explore reasons for their behaviour. The VBI method builds on good recruitment and safeguarding practice. It is not a substitute for good pre-employment checks or sound general recruitment. It relies on an organisational commitment to high standards of safer recruitment and staff training from the top and a culture where safety and wellbeing are paramount. 

We work closely with all services, if you would like more information about how to get involved then please contact us. Your experience of using services will help shape services for the furture