Support for Families Affected by Drug and Alcohol Misuse

About Hetty’s

Founded in 1996 by a group of Mums who were all experiencing the pain and heartbreak of a loved one’s addiction, this courageous group of ladies decided to offer each other support when they realised there was nowhere else to access help. This group gradually grew in numbers, and with a lot of hard work, grant funding, and dedicated volunteers, the service grew from a single peer support group, to having a crisis support line, to having a paid member of staff, and now into the service it is today, a registered charity supporting over 200 families per month throughout the districts of Nottinghamshire; Mansfield, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood, and County South.

The Hetty’s service offers a variety of support methods, and structured psychosocial interventions, delivered by our experienced family recovery workers and volunteers, to ensure that every client has the best chance of recovering from the effects of their loved one’s addiction and returning to their everyday life. Each intervention provides the tools needed for families to reduce isolation, increase confidence, set appropriate boundaries, become more knowledgeable about the cycle of addiction, and work through any feelings of guilt, shame and anger. The service also works closely with ‘Change, Grow, Live – New Directions’, the drug and alcohol treatment service for Nottinghamshire, to provide a ‘whole family’ approach, encouraging substance users to enter and/or maintain treatment and repair family relationships and communication.

CGL New Directions can be contacted on 0115 896 0798 https://www.changegrowlive.org/content/cgl-new-directions-nottinghamshire-newark-mansfield-worksop-hucknall-broxtowe-rushcliffe

Hetty’s receive no government funding to run the service, relying totally on grants, fundraising, and self-sustaining activities such as running two charity shops and the social enterprise company; The Humane Touch.

Our Team

Hetty’s service is made up of a friendly and experienced team of staff and volunteers, and whether this involves direct client support, raising funds, or helping to run the service behind the scenes, each and every member of the team is passionate and committed to providing the best service possible to the families of Nottinghamshire.

Debbie Knowles

Debbie Knowles
Hetty’s Chief Executive

Carmel Harkness

Carmel Harkness
Family Recovery Worker - Mansfield
Mediator

Kelly Castledine

Kelly Castledine
Family Recovery Worker - Ashfield

Charlotte Fisher-Gibson

Charlotte Fisher-Gibson
Family Recovery Worker - Bassetlaw and Newark & Sherwood

Adele Dring

Adele Dring
Family Recovery Worker – County South

Craig Knowles

Craig Knowles
Family Recovery Worker – Kinship
Mediator

Claire Brookes

Claire Brookes
Finance Manager

Jill Robinson

Jill Robinson
Data Administrator

Julie Green

Julie Green
Online Sales Administrator

Suzanne Harvey

Suzanne Harvey
Charity Shop Manager – Warsop

Theresa Carrington

Theresa Carrington
Charity Shop Manager – Huthwaite

Our Volunteers

Some of our amazing volunteers.

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