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A Royal Visitor Comes To Simpson House & Sunflower Garden

A Royal Visitor Comes To Simpson House & Sunflower Garden

Staff and clients were delighted to be graced by a visit from HRH The Princess Royal today [25 May 2017].


Simpson House provides counselling for people affected by their own or another person’s drug use.  Sunflower Garden works with children who are affected by drug or alcohol misuse in their families.

We have observed that our adult clients, without exception, have had traumatic childhoods and use substances to self-medicate. Through the therapeutic process the course of their future can be changed and that is what drives us all.

Equally, supporting children at Sunflower Garden means emotional healing can be encouraged early on. This early intervention can be a form of prevention: so the cycle of addiction can be interrupted within families, and in this way the child’s future mental health, relationships and school attainment can be influenced positively.

Our vision for the future is to develop our family work.

Both the time given and evident interest demonstrated by Her Royal Highness was greatly appreciated, particularly by the adults and children who, supported by their counsellors, took the opportunity to share their stories with her.

As she took her leave, the children presented her with a special picture representing the hope Sunflower Garden offers to everyone who comes to the service.


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