“My concept in Coolmine was: Believe in yourself, and everything is possible. My key-worker, Michelle, always told me that if you change your negativity around to the positive, you’ll do very well in life”.

“I spent the first three weeks in Ashleigh detoxing and although it was physically and mentally draining it was made so much easier by the help and support of my peer in Ashleigh and the staff, especially the creche staff. I was able to go to groups and talk about what was going on for me while being safe in the knowledge that my child was being very well taken care of in a safe and secure environment that was only a few doors away”.

“In Coolmine, my key worker and the facilitators could read me like a book. They’d always volunteer me to do something to take me out of my comfort zone. At the time I felt awkward and uncomfortable, but I can see now where the growth is”.