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At Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) we understand that for some women, the offer of a woman-only substance misuse service is the key to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. We engender a sense of ownership over the recovery journey in a way which seeks to empower our clients, giving them control over their own journey. Our clients tell us that our unique model of provision works:
“With Oasis I have achieved a new sense of self, a self who is more confident, strong and outgoing…” – Service user
The experience of accessing substance misuse treatment often differs greatly between men and women. Women are less likely to access treatment than men; with women being outnumbered four to one by men. Women who do access treatment, often do so in male-dominated groups/venues which can be problematic. This is why 20 years ago, BOP was established, to provide a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space for women to access treatment. Here, women connect on a personal level sharing advice, stories and support with their female peers.
Women in treatment are often faced with issues surrounding their families and children. As a women’s service we have greater expertise in providing counselling around these issues, and liaising and negotiating with statutory bodies and the courts around child welfare. Childcare can often act as barrier to women accessing treatment for their substance misuse problem. This is a common disadvantage women experience, that is why we provide a therapeutic creche for infants and children from birth. Mothers can get the help they need with the comfort of knowing their child is being well looked after.
We also provide several specialist groups for mothers such as POCAR (Parenting Our Children, Addressing Risk) and Mellow Parenting. These programmes help women to develop parenting and communication skills and to help counteract the breaking down of relationships and connections they may have previously felt.
On Thursday, 22 March, we are hosting a brunch fundraising event, featuring some of Brighton’s brightest female entrepreneurs and businesswomen. The event which will take place at The Grand Hotel. Following a delicious brunch, event attendees will enjoy a lively panel discussion and there will be a raffle to close proceedings. Our panel includes:
Clare Rogers – Founder & MD of award winning Brighton salon, The Treatment Rooms
Gemma Ogston – Founder of plant-based catering business, Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen
Melanie Richardson – Partner at Swindells Accounting + ‘Business Woman of the Year’ shortlister
Lola Hoad – Creative coach, Writer, Podcaster & Founder of One Girl Band
You can purchase tickets here – http://www.oasisproject.org.uk/support-us/brunch/
And do take a look at the video with more info about this event, which was produced by Let’s Talk Video Production