The Matthew Project, in partnership with Public Health England, has received funding to open the Next Steps Recovery Centre, a welcoming and vibrant place, to build community, support and skills for people in recovery from substance misuse.
This Recovery Centre will be the first of its kind in Norfolk, addressing a huge unmet need in the County.
"The biggest risk to recovery is isolation. There is an absolute need for a centre like this.”
Adult Substance Misuse Service.
The Recovery Support Programme
The Recovery Support Programme (RSP) is currently being run from the partially-renovated centre and provides a programme of activities and support to those in recovery from addiction. This programme is funded by Public Health Norfolk County Council, and aims at increasing self-esteem, and building new skills and social networks.
"The Recovery Support Programme has provided me with the coping mechanisms to maintain sobriety, teaching me self-care and worth. To strive for and achieve my goals.”
Recovery Support Programme member
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What does the Recovery Support Programme offer?
BUILDING SOCIAL SKILLS/NETWORKS
Mutual aid, peer support, connection to communities, group therapy, social events, outdoor activities, a place to belong.
Recovery seminars, participating in recovery forums, event planning, practical support with forms, CV writing, creative workshops, role play/drama therapy, communication skills.