We celebrate turning three…


2017 is just flying by, we still can’t quite believe how much we’ve crammed in! May 2017 marks our third birthday. So it seems appropriate that our work this year reflects a growing sense of confidence, openness, curiosity and independence. Celebrating success We got off to a running start thanks to the incredible response we … Continue reading We celebrate turning three…

Finding employment in the substance misuse field


The NEXT Project was intense. I had to really open up as a person. It gave me a lot of insight into myself and increased my confidence because it was challenging work. NEXT graduate, Chris, explains how he developed his training and experience to land a job in the substance misuse field. Patience and persistence is … Continue reading Finding employment in the substance misuse field

Ghulam Abbas Khan in Concert


Ghulam Abbas Khan, a prominent singer from India, performs an acoustic set of Classical, Ghazals and Sufi music in the stunning surrounds of Shoreditch Church. Set in the heart of Shoreditch, the church has a long history of nurturing and celebrating the connection between creativity and spirit. It provides the perfect setting for music performed to … Continue reading Ghulam Abbas Khan in Concert

We are two!


Last week saw us mark our 2nd birthday – albeit belatedly as it’s actually in April.  But anyway… We celebrated in style at the beautiful 71a Gallery in Shoreditch, with NEXT graduates receiving their Open College Network qualifications alongside some moving speeches from former trainees, staff and supporters. We are equally pleased to be launching … Continue reading We are two!

Trust


Had a great training day last week – we were talking about boundaries and co-dependency. We had lots of interesting discussion around co-dependency – being a state of reliance upon external things (people, substances and ‘things’) to make you feel better about yourself. BTW this is the ‘co’ bit…..co-dependency need not necessarily involve another person. … Continue reading Trust