Change Grow Live – health and social care charity
Janette
Recovery Support Volunteer

"I first came to Change Grow Live four years ago to get help with my drinking. I was wary of going to groups but the worker just said try one and see how you go. I’ve never looked back. I’ve now been alcohol-free for two years. I’m volunteering with the service and really enjoying it. I cover reception, facilitate groups, do home visits and chaperone service users who are a bit nervous. I also promote the service at the local job centre. Volunteering has been so important in my recovery. I’m more confident now, and I’ve got inner gratitude. Everybody says they’re dead proud of me! I love that I can use my experience to help somebody else. It’s amazing what I can do now. If I can help someone then I will."