Glasgow East Alcohol Awareness Project (GEAAP) offers a wide range of free services for people concerned about their own or another’s alcohol use. GEAAP is not an abstinence-based service, they work with goals set by each individual.
The services offered include:
Weekly Women’s Group provides an opportunity to socialise over lunch in a welcoming environment and participate in group activities, such as arts and crafts. The group provides a friendly network of people and an opportunity to develop new skills.
GEAAP offers free counselling (one to one counselling, Young Person counselling, Couple and Family Therapy). Counselling service is available to people in East of Glasgow who are concerned about their own or another’s alcohol use.
GEAAP accept referrals and self-referrals. An initial assessment will take place during the first visit to match the person to a suitable counsellor. Each session will last for around 50 minutes and will take place either weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on the person’s needs. Counselling is offered on Mondays (9am-7pm) and Tuesday to Friday (9am-4pm).
Alcohol Peer Mentoring support is available for anyone over the age of 18, living in the East of Glasgow. This service is for anyone who needs a bit of support to access a service or activity for the first time. All Volunteer Peer Mentors have a lived experience of alcohol issues and have been trained to support individuals in the early stages of recovery. This service is available seven days a week, including weekends.
PREVENTION AND EDUCATION
GEAAP offers educational opportunities aiming to inform young people about alcohol and its many related issues. A key part of GEAAP’s prevention work is the provision of an award-winning alcohol awareness programme ‘Young Booze Busters’, which is offered to primary schools in East of Glasgow.