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MOTIV8 REFURBISHES NEW PREMISES WITH SUPPORT FROM MANX LOTTERY TRUST

Manx Lottery Trust has provided funding of £25,000 to support Motiv8 Addiction Services as demand continues to grow for its addiction support.  

Last year there were more than 1,500 attendances at the charity’s group interventions at its Douglas Hub and 3,359 one-to-one counselling sessions, indicating that more people than ever are in need of its support and services. To accommodate the growing number of clients and create more space for the sessions, the organisation has moved to new premises on Woodbourne Road.

 The new building, which is centrally located, has a drop off layby right outside and is on all main bus routes, has been given a new lease of life thanks to Manx Lottery Trust’s funding. 

The charity now has a dedicated children and young persons’ room, a groupwork stand-alone suite and eight counselling rooms. It has formed a link with the local Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous groups and has established itself as a SMART Recovery Champion agency. Motiv8 also offers parenting groups, mental health impacts and substance misuse groups, which means service users can attend a daily group session alongside one-to-one counselling and support. 

The facility has more than doubled Motiv8 Addiction Services’ capacity and service users can benefit from a huge improvement to both the counselling environment and interventions offered.

 Motiv8 Addiction Services CEO, Thea Ozenturk said: ‘Now more than ever people in our community are struggling with various addictions and we know that early support and intervention has a better long-term outcome, which is why this move is so important. Our new premises will help us meet the demand in our community and the kind support from Manx Lottery Trust has made the building fit for purpose.

 ‘We’re particularly pleased to be able to offer an improved counselling service. Having doubled our counselling space, we are much better placed to respond to crises and maintain counselling for those already in treatment.’ 

Manx Lottery Trust Chairman Sarah Kelly added: ‘It’s astounding how many people in our community are affected by addiction, which is why it’s so important that we have a well-equipped organisation which can offer effective and appropriate support. The new premises will really make a difference to this charity and the service users who rely on it, which is why we’re so pleased to fund this project.’ 

The chillout conservatory space at the new premises

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