Abi Henderson

What is it like working for Recovery Connections?

Brilliant! I’ve seen so many wonderful people come here to Recovery Connections and change their life for the better and being apart of that is very rewarding.


What is it that Recovery Connections do to help people out of addiction?

We work from a person centred approach. Ultimately what works best for that person, we try our very best to accommodate to their needs.


What is your job with Recovery Connections?

Trainee recovery worker.


What do you offer to people who are trapped in an addiction?



What is the process of beating an addiction?

Willingness and hope.


If you could give anyone any advice on why they should quit an addiction, what would it be?

Recovery Connections is that visible recovery – seeing people get well is the best motivator I believe.



Addiction affects so many people but has it ever affected you to help those people struggling with substance misuse?

No, I grew up around addiction, thinking it was a ‘normal’ upbringing but on the flipside of that, I ultimately grew up around recovery; witnessing the miraculous powers of recovery and supporting my mum during her recovery journey is one of the best experiences I could share with her so no it doesn’t affect me.


What’s your favourite program activity with Recovery connections and how does it help people?

Health and wellbeing, it reiterates the importance of being healthy and well. For example we have recently made sensory play dough infused with lavender. This helped clients relax and taught them the benefits and helped them with stress, relaxation and sleeping difficulties.


Working for Recovery connections and with people who are in need of help and support, kind of makes you a super hero, what superhero power do you possess?

Making recovery visible and communities more recovery friendly!