A collaboration between Adult Learning and a Third Sector organisation with specialist skills and experience to support individuals in recovery from addition dependency. Individuals taking part came from a wide range of backgrounds both socially and economically with addiction as the common factor.
The course broadly addressed for learners’ boundaries, the effects of self-defeating behaviours and being resilient, emotional awareness and self-esteem and personal responsibility and empathy.
Many of those completing the course progress to further learning including Peer Mentoring and Counselling at level 3 which is self-funding. A number also take up volunteering opportunities, maintain or are able to secure employment.
In terms of other benefits that can be impactful and that relate to sustainability: These are reflected in the increased sense of well-being and purpose gained by learners. This in turn makes them less reliant on health services and supports a commitment to continue to manage their condition and in many instances addresses offending behaviour and the effect of their behaviours on families.
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