My life now is just amazing. I like to class myself as a positive role model to those who are still lost and don’t believe in themselves.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to regain my confidence and skills, it has been a really positive experience.
As a Recovery Champion I hope to have a positive influence upon people and the life choices they make.
To anyone worried about getting help I’d just say don’t be scared. The people are friendly, and lots of them have been through the same things as you.
If people relapse, it's only a mistake. They learn from it, and get better.
Life is so good. I have a reason to be up and out every day and I have finally learned to accept the things in life that I can't change.
Through volunteering, I see something in my future and know that I can still make something out of my life. I can make a difference in someone else’s life.
I’ve always wanted to help others. Even as a child, I’d see someone fall over and want to go over and help them – my mum loves telling that story!
I feel like I've gained a lot of personal and professional development. I can branch off into different areas and learn from other professionals.
I wouldn’t take away any of the experiences that I went through, no matter how bad it got, because it’s made me the person I am today.
I wake up every morning now with a choice. I wake up in a bed, I have got food to eat and I have money in my pocket. My family have peace of mind.
The staff know if they are doing well, but for me, to be able to articulate the work that they do into facts and figures makes me proud.