Bringing hope and healing

Published on: 24 February 2022

“I love my job, there are so many positives” says Eve Hart, manager of the Great Yarmouth team for The Matthew Project, “Unity” (young people’s drug and alcohol service).

She continues “You can’t overestimate the benefit of sitting in a room and listening to someone’s story. Using substances can affect mental health, but not all young people are aware of this, they can just see it as having a laugh with their mates.”

Hope is a core value in Eve’s work with supporting children aged 5-19, and their parents. She travels out to schools or homes anywhere from Great Yarmouth to Wells. Voluntary participation means that she works with young people who have chosen to meet with her. She provides advice and support to young people using drugs and a safe place to talk for “affected others”, children whose parents misuse drugs and alcohol.

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