Our flagship course, The NEXT Project is an intensive 10 week course that develops self-awareness and self-efficacy through the teaching of psychological theory.

The majority of participants who are referred to NEXT are nearing or have reached the end of treatment for drug and alcohol misuse and are abstinent, although we do work with individuals on low doses of prescribed medication.

The course includes:

  • 10 weeks intensive training with two full training days each week
  • A one-hour tutorial each fortnight with a dedicated personal tutor
  • All travel expenses reimbursed*
  • An option of a six-month voluntary placement – within the social care field and outside of it

Whilst on the course, trainees are helped to reflect on their lives, identify behavioral patterns using the psychological theory covered and engage in thinking about how to rebuild and establish solid foundations for their futures.

"I feel that in treatment you are treated like a child but on NEXT you are encouraged to act like an adult."

People graduating from NEXT go on to volunteer and, sometimes, work professionally in the health and social care sector. We have also supported people to return to previous careers or embark on new ones. Many gain an appetite for study as a result of realising that learning can be enjoyable and lots of graduates move on to further education.

Recent NEXT graduate on her experience of the course

"The NEXT Project made my whole life make sense. It has changed my life and for that I am truly grateful."

The next intake of the NEXT Project starts February 12th 2019. To apply or enquire, contact Liz on [email protected] or call 020 3490 1818.