Archives: Recovery Stories

Getting my life back

As he emerges from the shadows, Stephen says he needed to know what was out there to help him move on

Resolving my demons

Retiring GP and Collaborative member Ray Walsh gives a moving account of life behind the stethoscope

Finding a way through the fog

Getting a referral to the Living Well Network Hub provided a bit of relief in what has been an exasperating 15 years’ experience of services

Living Well… a year on

The Living Well Partnership celebrates its first birthday as hosts Mosaic are shortlisted for two charity awards.

Growing trust on the ward

Beverley Randall, Programme Manager says it’s the Mosaic ethos that helped to grow in-reach work at Lambeth hospital.

Friday is blooming great

The new Young Adults project at the Living Well Partnership is stemming isolation and forging the future

My amazing journey

Paul is impressed by the support he received to help him get back into employment

Who cares?

It’s not just those who use services who appreciate peer support, carers also need someone to talk to

Hamza’s calling

The peer support path – an amazing journey from addiction to recovery

The missing link

Lucas Teague explains what it takes to be Co-ordinator of a successful peer support service

The Art of Recovery

“The anxiety curve is something I have only recently understood and painting or drawing is probably the best thing to do when it is running its course.”

First step… trust

“When you do time, you can’t get it back… it made me learn not to come back,” says 24-year-old Aaron who had to learn the hard way when his drug-related lifestyle landed him in prison and having to deal with mental health issues.

There’s no place like home

Forty-year-old Ricardo feels that his life has taken a change for the better since he moved into his new home in Herne Hill.

Val’s Story

“Everyone has at occasional times bursts of sanity.” A wry comment from Val who has suffered from depression for years but knows that the ways out might start with Timebank or your GP…

Audrine’s Story

Audrine talks about doing a Voluntary Training Course that led to a volunteering into employment contract

John’s story

John has been working with the Community Options Team at Thames Reach and things are on the up!