Let me tell you a little about myself…
I have worked in the addiction/recovery field for over 25 years, I currently coordinate peer support groups for people in recovery and their families. I specialise in Service User Involvement, Coaching, designing, and facilitating bespoke training. Skilled in Communication, Service User Involvement I find myself thriving in collaboration and partnership environments.
I currently manage Sheffield Recovery Community Forum, coordinating a network of commissioned and non commissioned peer support groups, supporting individuals in recovery. I am absolutely passionate about recovery and constantly inspired by peoples journeys and
I am currently writing a book about my own addiction in my early twenties and my personal journey of caring for my Father, who unbeknown to me at the time was alcoholic. He finally died after developing End Stage Alcoholism. During this time, when I couldn’t sleep, so rather than toss and turn in bed, I’d get me sen up, and went downstairs, opened my A4 notebook and wrote down all the shit that was keeping me awake. (It’s fair to say there is a lot of shit in those books)
I’ve always wanted to write, but to be quite frank ‘Im not the best at English, my grammar is crap, I like to swear, and I don’t know what I’m writing about most of the time’ but I have found that this writing malarkey is like a fucking itch that won’t go away and it actually helps quieten my busy mind.
Before dad passed, many a time people have said ‘you could/should write a book’ – this has been a true labour of love and I aiming to have it finally published in May 2021
This blog helps me not just practice my writing it also give me a platform to have a good old offload about life and all the shit that comes with it.
Remember, try not to be afraid of who you truly are, be proud of your recovery and remember, if you would like to subscribe to more posts, please go to https://www.shithappens.me.uk/contact/ and sign up for emails.
Here are a couple of links to the work I have done over the years about addiction
Sheffield Recovery Community – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUySRaOF9Nc&t=265s
Sheffield Families https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj-shT7uo2c