What We Do
Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) is a substance misuse service for women in the heart of Brighton Brighton. We also provide services for children who have been affected by substance misuse in the family. in the heart of Brighton. We are entering our 20th year in operation and we exist to support and empower women who have difficulties with drink or drugs to make positive changes in their lives.
The reason our services are predominately women-only is that women remain outnumbered 3-1 in treatment services and there are well documented links between sexual and domestic violence and substance misuse meaning mixed gender groups do not work well. Women have a better chance of overcoming addiction and maintaining recovery within an all women environment. We directly support over 500 women in Brighton to address their drug and alcohol misuse with the help of structured groups and 1:1 support.
That is not to say that men are not vulnerable too. We recognise this and have recently begun to deliver a specific service for men (from a separate centre), drawing on our wealth of experience delivering a gender-focused model.
We also work with over 250 children each year who hav been affected by a family member's drug or alcohol use. We offer 1:1 therapy as well as a crèche, which gives children a safe space to play and learn while their parents are accessing treatment. We also run outdoor holiday arts activities during the school holidays.
No, we have also recently begun delivering services for men, womena and childeren in Eastbourne and Hastings and are incredibly proud to be extending the reach of our work to new geographical areas.