"Inclusion recovery hub"

About: Inclusion Recovery Hampshire / Gosport

(as a service user),

I have been attending on-line groups during this very difficult time and have found them to be a great help in my recovery. Being engaged with Inclusion has been easy to access which im very grateful for as im not very good with technology, but if I can do it anyone can and I would encourage anyone to just have a go. Its a little scary at first but just being able to see and engage with the groups has been amazing for me. ACT is run on Tuesday mornings and I attend Phoenix group on Thursday afternoons.

There is also a quiz ever other Friday, compered by the very lovely Alex from the Gosport hub, its great fun, challenging and after all groups I have a real sense of empowerment and positivity. I am also attending a service users rep course, which is excellent in giving service users a voice, the information shared from across the country is informative and valuable to all in recovery. I have really enjoyed ACT group, run by Becky, its fun and makes a real difference to how I deal with emotions and uncertainty in this lockdown period. Simon, my key worker has been engaging with me often as I am going through a very difficult time with regards to my family, talking and listening to me and supporting me through my bad days.

By keeping in touch, talking, reaching out, I have been able to get through some really heartbreaking issues without pressing THAT BUTTON, but it sits there just waiting....it will stay unpressed so long as I work at my recovery and my support is in place.

Anyone who is struggling please engage with your keyworker, someone from Gosport Inclusion will be there for you. Join our online groups and get the support you need during this difficult time. Thank you to all the staff and service users who are keeping me well.

Responses

Response from Amanda Winetroube, South Sector Manager, Inclusion 4 days ago
Amanda Winetroube
South Sector Manager,
Inclusion
Submitted on 06/07/2020 at 16:05
Published on Care Opinion at 16:05


Thank you for your recent post and feedback. I am delighted that you persevered with technology and have been able to access the online support available to you. It sounds like you have been going through a difficult time and I am really pleased that you have found engaging in the groups so valuable in your recovery and that you are feeling more empowered and positive and you feel supported. As you say, by keeping in touch and reaching out for support is an important part of recovery especially when you are going through hard times.

I would like to thank you for giving up your time and joining in the Service User Rep training and meetings. Service user participation and feedback is very important to us and helps us develop the service in the best way we can.

I will pass on your feedback to the Gosport team and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best in your continued recovery. Keep safe and well.

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