In the run up to a cracking Christmas 2015, HAGA’s Breaking Ground alcohol group programme threw a day-long event to celebrate our service-users’ year in service, reflect on successes and discuss new ideas for 2016.
To kickstart the day, service-users attended a forum where Catherine Bryant, Team Leader, spoke about the programme’s ethos and how it worked, giving service-users and workers the chance to ask questions and share ideas for next year.
Staff and service-users enjoyed a Caribbean-inspired Christmas feast, shared stories of the year’s achievements and watched a festive flick.
Speaking about the service, a current service-user, Mono, said:
“Breaking Ground has given me the chance to restructure my thoughts and retrain my brain,’ whilst also ‘making new friends and gaining peer support from each other [and has] opened up new paths, such as learning courses and looking for a new job, and I am excited about what the future has in store.”
Another service-user, Rita, told us how:
“If it had not been for HAGA, it’s likely I would have been ill and they have really helped me to turns things around.”
As the year comes to an end, and with many success stories the staff and service-users at Breaking Ground look forward to supporting each other into a healthy 2016.
About Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground is a twelve-week stabilisation programme based in Haringey, designed to help people to concentrate on working towards personal goals around reduced alcohol consumption or abstinence. Read more about Breaking Ground.