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Dear Albert

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Dear Albert is a social enterprise which specialises in peer mentoring and making recovery more visible by bringing together existing resources.  They have close links with peer support fellowships such as Smart Recovery, NA, AA and work in close collaboration with statutory funded drug and alcohol agencies, private rehabs, local authorities and substance misuse charities.   
 
Dear Albert welcomes, supports and inspires substance clients with SEND needs, such as mental health, emotional health, learning disabilities, behavioural difficulties and physical disabilities through the often challenging road to recovery.

They provide a free national helpline to support clients and families in crisis with drugs and alcohol.  They work with clients and families (short to long term) to resolve resistance / ambivalence and increase motivation for change.  They also undertake assessments which enable us to support clients into an appropriate treatment programme.
 
Dear Albert offers a national social media peer support network and publishes a magazine called Service User News, which is designed to address topics of recovery and signpost to local free resources.
 
They have recently developed a cartoon character called ‘Our Albert’ which aims to communicate specifically to young people.  Future editions of Service User News will integrate the rest of the cartoon family and will start to deliver family related messages of support and recovery.
 
They also provide local film viewings of the acclaimed Dear Albert Recovery Documentary by Nick Hamer and drug and substance misuse education events to local authorities and drug and alcohol services throughout the year.

For further information follow the link to their website.


Venue Details

Address:
Stafford Drive Rural Enterprise Centre
Battlefield Enterprise Park
Shrewsbury
Postcode:
SY1 3FE
View SY1 3FE on a map | Get directions to SY1 3FE
Name:
Chris Simonite
Telephone:
0845 387 0401
Email:
connect@dearalbert.co.uk

Contact Details

Telephone:
0800 880 3153
Telephone:
0116 291 7298
Mobile:
07712 707999
Email:
hello@dearalbert.co.uk
Website:
www.dearalbert.co.uk

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Last Updated:
12/06/2017

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