Do we need to rethink addiction?

We wanted to share two videos on addiction. The first we found so simple and clear. The second, simple again, yet moving. Addiction specialist and author Gabor Maté says dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction. He says: “Addiction is not a choice anybody makes, it’s a response to emotional pain.” […]

Will’s Story

When he was 16 years old, Will came to Nightstop seeking support after being left with no choice but to leave home. After a short period of staying with our volunteer hosts he was able to move into supported accommodation where he stayed for 2.5 years. Feeling confident and in control Will moved back to […]

Exeter Community Initiatives – FREE September courses

Exeter Community Initiatives announce FREE courses this autumn. The programmes include: Mindfulness Yoga Drama Digital Art Photography Health & Fitness Digital Music Making Video Creation Creative Coding Art & Crafts Food & Mood Connection Reflections  Ripple Effect is a FREE programme of activities for anyone who is recovering from a major life change. Either from drugs […]

Exeter YMCA to launch wellbeing project

YMCA Exeter is celebrating after being awarded almost £10,000 in National Lottery funding to support their work with homeless young people. Based in St David’s Hill in Exeter, the cash will be used to run a series of therapeutic activities to improve wellbeing and physical health for young people. Founded by local philanthropist John Dinham […]

CoLab Exeter Announce 3yr Comic Relief Grant

CoLab Exeter is pleased to announce the award of a three year Comic Relief grant to develop a city-wide Exeter Homeless Partnership (EHP); A Safe Place to Be. The partnership will bring together people with experience of homelessness, together with statutory, voluntary, business, and community sectors. By increasing understanding of the issue and co-designing community-led […]