… and there you have it! What more needs be said, other than what we are aiming to
do as a group is to be a creative and social hub for service users pursuing an active
recovery. To offer not only creativity in the form of a range of fantastic arts and
crafts, but to nurture group members, and give them the support that is often not
found elsewhere. We’re not aiming to act as counsellors or offer therapy. We’re not
the AA or NA or ALANON. We’re not the NRP or PHOENIX-
We’re H.A.R.T. Offering Hope, Art & Recovering Together.
Tim. (Secretary & web admin)
If you’ve got any questions then please email us and we’ll get right back to you.
Ever since, I was a little person, I wanted to help others less fortunate. I think my brother wanted to be a Fireman. See, I was adopted when I was four and had it pretty rough, all through my childhood, and it seemed decisions were made for me, as though I never had a voice. So instead of growing up and speaking out, I hid behind the addiction of drink, not caring what people did or said, nodding like a good girl and carrying on my dysfunctional life…. Until about 10 months into my recovery, I was asked ‘What would be your dream job.’
Well that’s where it started, my dream to help others in addiction recovery, as in
truth never once in all my days, have I ever not cared what people do or say. It
is a very important part of life as it can build self esteem or kill it, as it killed
me for too many years, and I won’t sit back and watch others not know what life is
really all about, and help give them the chance to really experience the joys of
what sobriety brings. They never promised it would be easy, but I promise from the
bottom of my H.A.R.T it will be worth it.
Team Leader and
Service User Melanie X
Our Mission: It was only in May 2012 when our Chair, Mel Wallis, had the idea of
setting up a group that would allow those of us in progressive and sustained recovery
from alcohol and substance misuse the opportunity to attend a once-
Service User Advisory Post
It’s our intention to make our group the funniest, happiest, laughiest, most interesting art and craft based social and creative hub that Norwich has ever seen!
If you’d like to join our group of happy art and crafters, then you can self refer by clicking this link: SELF REFER. Or subscribe to our newsletter using the Mailchimp form below.