At Street Connect we understand the importance of fellowship and connecting with others as part of the recovery journey. Being involved in the community by attending recovery group and connecting with others who share similar experiences is a great way to help with social isolation.
January is unfortunately known as one of the most depressing months of the year. Symptoms of the January blues are things such as low mood and sadness, lack of motivation, tiredness and low energy. There are a lot of reasons why people struggle this time of the year and as a result their wellbeing is affected.
Before coming to Street Connect, James says his life was “all over the place”. Going on the recovery journey can be daunting, so we have several recovery groups across different locations. Our groups have a mix of participants including those just showing an interest in recovery to those resettling back into community after time in residential rehab.
We are pleased to say that James is connected to our Wishaw group based in South Wishaw Parish Church. Since attending James says “my life is amazing and I can see a change in my confidence. I walk and have a relationship with the Lord.”
All of our groups are based in local churches so as well as connecting with the group on a weekly basis, people have the choice of connecting with the wider church family in each location.
Tony, who attended a weekly recovery group in Clydebank last year, highlights how the recovery groups and feeling a part of the community has helped with his addiction recovery. “I have been attending Clydebank Street Connect for 2 years approximately. In that time, I have overcome my heroin addiction which I used for over 10 years. With the help of the group meetings and one to one counselling, I am 8 months clean and sober”.
If you or someone you know would be interested in joining one of our recovery groups or our other services, you can make a self referral by filling out the form on our website.