The Recovery programme

“I put my trust into this programme and you repaid that trust by listening to me, my ideas and everything else. It’s impacted my recovery in a good way.” Gateshead Recovery Connections

Communities Highest drug misuse

We work in partnership with individuals and organisations across Tyneside to develop inspiring, creative projects that aim to support people in their recovery journey, by increasing confidence, wellbeing and promoting peer support.

To design our programme we collaborate with a variety of professionals and service users from organisations that support people in addiction recovery and justice recovery including: 

  • NECA (North East Council on Addiction) 
  • Recovery Connections 
  • Changing Lives 
  • The Road to Recovery Trust
  • Streetwise Opera 
  • Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company 
  • Search Chain Reaction 
  • Crisis Skylight 

Since 2018 the Recovery programme has engaged with over 1600 participants in recovery and support staff. 


Opportunities on this programme include: 

  • Working with museum staff to develop museum object displays 
  • Museum object handling activities 
  • Bespoke creative sessions and projects
  • Co-produced community exhibitions 
  • Digital learning 
  • Exhibition tours and behind-the-scenes tours 
  • Supported volunteering opportunities 
  • Creative resources for carers and support workers to use with clients


“Every client got to see a different side of themselves, not just recovery but the listening skills have grown, things they took for granted.” Recovery Connections 


Find out more

To find out more about the Recovery programme contact: benjamin.jones@twmuseums.org.uk


* Source of data for statistic 'The North East has the highest deaths linked to drug misuse in England, almost twice the national average.' https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplep...