Aquarius

HELPING HANDS PROJECT

We will make practical / relevant online support more easily & readily available to people facing alcohol, drug & gambling issues at their point of need. Building on our existing website, we plan to incorporate new facilities to offer a range of beneficiary interactivity & self help opportunities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 April 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 March 2012

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    Helping

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Situation

People not accessing the support they need: Our work has demonstrated that self help / peer support play a key part in the successful recovery of people trying to address the harm caused by substance misuse, however, it is recognised that many people struggling with addiction will not seek help for many reasons, eg fear of stigma / alienation. Also, those who have begun their recovery journey are not always able to access the post clinical support needed to sustain their abstinence / control.

Solution

It will break down barriers & help address a very real need by providing easy and confidential access to a range of information, advice guidance, practical help & peer support for individuals who are often isolated, lonely and struggling. The site will provide online help, support & access to peer forums and chat rooms that will enable beneficiaries to openly discuss their difficulties and successes with people facing similar challenges, sharing their experiences with empathy & encouragement.