Former client and artist Tanya painted these fabulous pieces whilst in treatment. Thank you Tanya.
Today saw the fourth annual ANA Bake Off take place at Fleming House. Clients and staff took part and there were a total of 14 entries. Was a fantastic afternoon and we thought about the importance and pleasures of cooking for each other and ourselves. Tons of fun. Congratulations to winners and to our three esteemed judges; Graham Cole, Libby Reid and George Aldridge
The ANA Fleming House Summer House is now in full use. It is used for therapeutic and art groups, auricular acupuncture, small meetings and family time and during events. We are proud of this addition to our grounds and invite visits from friends old and new.
In July, two intrepid staff members took Secondary Clients on a long camping weekend to The Narcotics Anonymous annual Camping Convention in Oxfordshire. As well as recovery based events, much eating and campfire fun was had by all. Looking forward to next year!
ANA hosted an amazing reunion day on Friday 16th June at Fleming House. Along with Hog & Veggie Roast we had live music from Jim Smith and some excellent speakers including Tracy Alley, mother to a wonderful client. There was a large assortment of home baked cakes and treats, the event was held in the grounds and around our new summer house. The sun shone and clients and staff old, current and new enjoyed the afternoon. It was emotional, joyous and splendid. Here's looking forward to next year!
Education and training are often discarded when substance use takes over. Richard Johnson describes how ANA’s new programme is helping clients to reconnect.