Helping our communities and volunteers to improve our beautiful borough - pitch by 14th September!
The design and development of a website to support and extend the work of TRC. The website will look to provide: * an online library of educational and self help resources * access to online support from a Psychotherapist specialising in addiction * Links to other local support services * a Peer Led Recovery Community A unique aspect of the project is to provide an online talking therapy service to those unable to attend or utilise support groups due to physical, mental or hearing difficulties. To produce a quarterly newsletter to disseminate information relevant to TRC's work. The newsletter will extend the education about substance misuse, addiction and recovery to the wider population in the catchment area and those not engaged in the online community. The newsletter will help to: * End social stigma surrounding addiction * Develop a thriving recovery community * Encourage communication between the professional and lay community Launch Party, Bench Unveiling ,
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The website and newsletter will support the talking therapy service's already being delivered by TRC. Addiction does not discriminate between race/ethnicity/age/gender/socio economic status. TRC therefore does not restrict its target audience reflecting the in discriminatory nature of addiction. We already offer a closed Facebook group for those currently accessing our service's. The website will enable us to: * Offer support to family/friends who often feel a sense of abandonment by the current service provision. * Contact hard to reach communities Eg. Hard of hearing, those with social/generalized anxiety disorders, physical disabilities. * A discreet form of therapy for those inhibited to access support due to personal, professional or social concerns. * Personalized programs of support to enable the individual to flourish and maximise their potential. * Online Substance Abuse training for employers * Access to substance misuse resources for the wider community
Steps to get it done:
Launch Party to promote project in local community Invites to be sent to Everton in the Community, Sefton CVS, Local MP's, National Lottery, GP's, local business owners
About the space
Merseyside contains wards in the top 50 deprived districts in England. A clearly established social gradient links deprivation and life expectancy. The differences in life expectancy can be partly explained by unhealthy lifestyles, with particular relevance to drug and alcohol abuse. This deprivation link is firmly entrenched in Merseyside.
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
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