A Slice of Happiness is a Watford-based programme designed to support vulnerable individuals who have the least control over their lives, the fewest financial assets and no connections or options. The programme is free to participants, who are typically aged 30-50, and often impacted by homelessness, mental health issues and addictive or offending behaviour.
The programmes cover 30 hours over 7-10 weeks. Participants are helped to develop new approaches to enable them to make informed and positive life choices. By giving our participants the tools they need to feel valued, cope with their mental health issues and overcome their addictions means they re-integrate back into the community and often gain long-term employment.
This widely benefits the local community and takes pressure off the NHS, Police, Schools, Social Workers and Local Authorities.
Each meeting is hosted by three trained facilitators from A Slice of Happiness or our sister project “Beyond Recovery” which operates a similar programme within HMP Nottingham and HMP Onley.
"I lived in a dark place my whole life. I now have a clear mind".
"‘I’m eating every day now. Before I could go for 6 or 7 days with no food – just drink."
"I feel awe and excited – like I’ve found my authentic self."