What we do
We offer support and signposting to people who want to recover from addiction.
Recovery takes many forms and differs from one person to the next. At Kennedy Street, we come from a place of lived recovery ourselves. This experience gives us a deep and sympathetic understanding of the needs of people wanting to recover and invaluable knowledge about the best ways to start and maintain that journey.
We offer these services:
Telephone and online support 7 days a week
Learning & coaching
Workshop-based learning for personal development & workplace training
Building a community
Linking people to peer support in their community
Advice & information
Recovery talks, stories & useful resources
“It is with a big, sober, clean heart that I’m eternally grateful to this charity for their love, help and support. Trust me, these people save lives.”
Employed, cocaine and alcohol addiction.
Our workshops help build people’s self-esteem, confidence and resilience. They encourage and support social enterprise ideas and opportunities for self-employment. They also develop leadership skills and a presence within communities, through volunteering and work experience opportunities.
We also work with businesses to connect professionals with people in the wider community. This helps break down the stigma and isolation that people with addiction issues feel. We continue to build a network of services with local and national partners to help more people and sustain their recovery.
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Recovery Connects Programme
These interactive, workshop (currently on Zoom) sessions provide various paths to recovery from all types of addiction, improve mental well-being and build resilience.
Workplace Training Programme
Kennedy Street Workplace Training offers an opportunity to embed a recovery model of care into the workplace culture. The training equips staff and managers with knowledge, peer support skills and an understanding of recovery resources that will enable them to signpost and support any of their co-workers, friends and families into recovery. These positive changes help establish better internal organisational cultures which, in turn, create enabling, resilient workplaces.
Talks, Stories, Resources
Watch or listen to our RecoveryTalks season 1, all streamed to our Facebook and Youtube during lockdown 1.
We also have an inspirational collection of Recovery Stories where you can read all sorts of accounts of how people have dealt with their own recovery.
There is also a really useful series of resources on this site, from what to ask your GP, the different recovery organisations out there and many more.