Reach Out Schedule for 2024

Reach Out Schedule for 2024

Reach Out offers a safe and inclusive space for the loved ones of those battling substance misuse.

DHI announces the launch of three Reach Out events across Bristol, B&NES, and South Gloucestershire this July.

It is estimated that for every person struggling with drug and alcohol misuse, there are at least five others who are affected. Many people dealing with a loved one who uses substances feel isolated and unsupported due to societal stigma around drug use. To address this, DHI’s Reach Out events seek to connect those with shared experiences of dealing with a family member battling drug or alcohol misuse, creating a sense of community, support, and shared lived experiences.

“We’ve heard stories from people who have lost loved ones. There are many others who have experience of losing people to addiction,” said Paul, former service user and now DHI Peer. “Identifying with others who have had these negative experiences – something positive might come of it. How to navigate that experience is so important.”

The events provide a safe and inclusive environment for all attendees to connect with others experiencing similar challenges. They offer inspiring stories of resilience and practical coping strategies, fostering a sense of community and support for those affected by a loved one's substance misuse.

The dates and times for the three Reach Out events are:

🔹 Reach Out B&NES 2024
📍 The Beehive, Beehive Yard, Avon, Bath BA1 5BT
📅 Thursday, 18 July 2024
⏰ 12:00 – 14:00
📝 Sign up here.

🔹 Reach Out Bristol 2024
📍 Blaise Castle Grounds, Kings Weston Rd, Bristol BS10 7QS
📅 Thursday, 25 July 2024
⏰ 12:00 – 14:00
📝 Sign up here.

🔹 Reach Out South Gloucestershire 2024
📍 130 Tower Road North, Warmley, South Glos, BS30 8XN
📅 Wednesday, 31 July 2024
⏰ 12:00 – 14:00
📝 Sign up here.

To watch the highlights video of last year’s event held in Keynsham, click here.

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