Recovering Our Stories

by Project 6 in Keighley, England, United Kingdom

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On 11th January 2021 we successfully raised £660 ( + est. £27.50 Gift Aid ) with 27 supporters in 56 days

Purchase your copy of the beautifully told, Recovering Our Stories and help Project 6 continue to support others into recovery

by Project 6 in Keighley, England, United Kingdom

Purchase your advance copy in 'Rewards' - read 6, beautifully told, thought-provoking and stigma-challenging stories - help Project 6 continue to support others struggling with substance use.  

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For anyone facing personal struggle or experienced a time when they couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel, this book is a powerful reminder, you are not alone.

Project 6 has been supporting people around their drug and alcohol use for more than 30 years. In 2018, artist and illustrator Glenn Hustler talked to those attending our Structured Recovery Programme, which helps give people the tools to maintain recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, about a project for individuals to tell their life stories. Over the next two years Glenn documented these conversations of adversity and hope in the form of a comic, ‘Recovering Our Stories’.

"The stories are from a range of people from different backgrounds, and my work aims to address some of the stigma that still surrounds the issue of addiction. By telling the stories of people in recovery in full, I hope to shed some light on a subject that effects so many and yet is so little understood." - Glenn Hustler

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Recovering Our Stories tells the accounts of six individuals who all share experiences of addiction or struggles with mental health. Told non-judgmentally and in their own words, the stories give a fascinating and honest account of how the issues raised come to affect anyone, regardless of age, class, gender, education or background. Over 68 pages, the book powerfully challenges some of the stigma and unhelpful attitudes that exist. Initially sold as a run of 100 copies, Project 6 has commissioned a second print and to share Recovering Our Stories with a new audience.

"Something I’ve said on many occasions is comics have a unique power to communicate personal experience on a profoundly empathetic level. This is heart-breaking in multiple ways with the uncomplicated but expressive art adding to it’s humanity” - Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier Press.

Watch Glenn Hustler Speak to Sam and Jon from Project 6 about the Recovering Our Stories project

Order your advance copy of Recovering Our Stories on this page and help Project 6 support others struggling with addiction. 

Remember to order your copy through rewards and include an address you would like us to post your copy to. You can contact us directly at recovery.stories@project6.org.uk

50% of profits from book sales will go to Project 6 along with any additional donations. All money received by Project 6 will go directly to supporting individuals and families affected by substance use. 

All support/sharing is gratefully appreciated.

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