All practitioners have been so helpful and armed us with tools to proceed, thank you.
I was misusing prescription painkillers and drinking more than I used to, coupled with an eating disorder that had been with me since the age of sixteen. During the last nine months, I made four attempts on my own life and had two stays in a psychiatric unit.
I am now volunteering as a Regional Service User Rep and am 19 months free of drugs and alcohol, thanks to the patience and belief in me from CGL.
As a BAME service manager it’s important I show my support for campaigns like Black History Month – although of course you don’t have to be BAME to be part of the campaign.
When I came along to the group, on the very first occasion I sat and listened to the other members of the group contributing. I realised how much of what they said was consistent with what I had been seeing in my son’s way of life and what I had been caught up in.
I am a Senior Worker at CGL’s Afterparty chemsex service. We work in saunas and out in the community, and we talk about sex and drugs.
I’m hoping I’ve had my lightbulb moment and I’ve had lots of support from my family.
I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to look for work before, but now I’m on my way up.
It's great to know what is going on at different levels within CGL.