The Coronavirus Crisis threatens to have a tremendously negative impact on our clients. Addiction thrives on isolation, which is exactly what this crisis has caused, but can be overcome with connection.

The success of our therapy programme relies on clients being able to connect with each other and our counsellors in the controlled setting of our group therapy rooms in Stevenage, St Albans and Watford. That setting has gone - for now.

But our counselling team has made a fantastic effort in setting up online therapy groups which are now live and are attended regularly by 50 clients, who have described the set-up as a lifeline. We will continue our service in this way until this crisis ends, but we need your help to do so.

Unfortunately we have had to suspend our service to new clients. It has taken all our time and effort to set up the new online service and we have no counselling capacity to take on new referrals into the group. We need to raise £3000 to start taking on new clients. The money will be used to pay counsellors to run three assessments a day. That will give up to 15 clients a week the opportunity to receive daily counselling therapy in one of our group sessions.

By supporting this appeal you can help us continue our vital service to people who suffer with addiction at a time when they need it most. 

Thank you for supporting our Crisis Connections appeal.