RISE (Recovery in Social Entertainment)

RISE organise fun Recovery activities across Bournemouth to help reduce stigma, highlight that Recovery is an achievable goal and bridge the gap between people in Recovery and their community.

Bournemouth RISE (originally known as the Recovery Forum) came about in 2011 after a number of people got together with a vision to promote Recovery from drug and alcohol dependence through social events.

To date RISE have hosted a number of family friendly social events celebrating Recovery at various locations across Bournemouth. Annually we celebrate 'International Remembrance Day', a 'Recovery Walk' and events throughout 'Recovery Month'. We also host a variety of one off events during the calendar year.

Last year over 150 people walked for Recovery in Bournemouth, starting at Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier and through the gardens to the bandstand. This was followed by an afternoon of live music and entertainment in the lower gardens for everyone to enjoy. Each year RISE organise this highly visible event with the aim to break down the stigma associated with drug and alcohol problems by letting the community know that people can and do recover.

Bournemouth RISE is very much about team effort. Anyone can get involved and we welcome new members. RISE is an equal partnership between service users, concerned others, staff from local drug and alcohol support agencies, Bournemouth Council Drug & Alcohol Team and any other interested parties.

RISE meetings take place on a monthly basis. The meetings explore ideas for social events and then plan how we are going to make them happen and who is willing to help out.

RISE welcomes input and ideas from everyone and encourages people to tap into their skills or discover new skills to help make events happen.

If you would like to get involved, please contact 'R'HUB for further information 01202 397288.

C/o ‘R’HUB,
Unit 1 Station Approach (off Ashley Road),
BH1 4NQ.