Active in Recovery (AiR) provides activity based support for people in recovery from alcohol and (other) drug use. The project is based around creating peer support groups so that members of the local community can both teach and participate in enjoyable and creative activity workshops to aid their recovery.
The project aims to promote recovery through a selection of interesting and fun activity workshops, including art, film, beauty, music, poetry, yoga, pottery, massage, shiatsu, healthy cooking and a variety of outdoor activity groups.
Mondays: Beauty, 2-4pm at Brightview (weekly) – drop-in / Shiatsu (private 30 min sessions, monthly) – pre-booking
Tuesdays: Cookery, 1-3pm at The Cookshelf (weekly) – need to book / Massage (private 30 minute sessions, monthly) – pre-booking
Wednesdays: Art, 1-4pm at Brightview (weekly) – prior notice needed as class gets very full
Thursdays: Art, 2-4pm at Brightview (weekly) – drop-in
Fridays: Coffee and discussion, 11-1pm at Café North (weekly) – drop-in
Other monthly (or less frequent) sessions include: pottery, equine therapy, gym memberships
Soon to be implemented activities include: skydiving, paragliding, speed boating, sailing, kayaking, Pilates, Go Ape! visits