We aim to make sure that everyone has access to mental health support, whoever they are, whatever their race, gender or beliefs and to do all we can to make sure they have the chance of holistic, ongoing and consistent support for as long as they need it. Everyone deserves to lead a full and great life and we give the opportunity to find out how!
Annual Impact Reports
Access our full reports over the last 4 years.
Stories told from the people who we help, in their own words.
Our work extends beyond our programmes and into the community where we run regular events and meet-ups.
Whether you’re looking to enroll, volunteer, donate, partner with us or share your experiences. We’d love to hear from you.
50% of referrals join one or more of our courses
44% of attendees have remained part of the Adullam community
60% of Job Preparation Course participants find employment
Alongside our annual reports, we wanted to tell the real stories of how Adullam has helped our participants and how in turn that has positively affected their lives, what we do and the impact of Adullam on the wider community.
We’ll be adding more unedited stories from participants in the hope that it inspires and encourages others to join us on their journey.
Simply click a person to read their story or for more click here.
Hello, this is my story of being a talented rugby player with a prosperous future ahead of him to then getting caught in the grip of progressive illness (addiction) to mood-changing, mind-altering substance and gambling for 20 years, surviving an attempt on his life,...
From the second I awake I already know the route my day will take. It is always the same. Mundane. I try to think that maybe it will different today in some way. As if. I'm stuck in lockdown. I look around. Even the sky looks sad. What's the point? Nothing is going to...
Everything I am facing is so demanding I’ve no idea whether I’m sinking or standing I can look focussed but I’m stuck in a daze Wondering how all this mess can be erased I never thought I would be tangled in this web Just as the old things are locked in the shed I...
My story is one of someone who is now celebrating many years of freedom from the guilt of adultery and divorce, and the pain of rejection and low self-esteem. I was raised in a fairly steady home and, being the eldest of 5 siblings, I would help my Mum a lot in the...
My story began with a generally happy and stable childhood – I have an older brother and holidays were spent with family and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins playing out in the fields and generally having a good time. My mum was Irish; one of 12 children, so there...
My story is not one of addiction or abuse, it is one of a pretty normal life. A good upbringing, I was close to both parents, my Dad had a demanding job and my Mum was full time at home and both were very dedicated to giving us the best start in life in different ways...
I had a normal childhood and a normal family, whatever normal means. Although I didn’t grow up religious at all. There was me, my dad, my mum and my brother and a month before my 7th birthday my mum died of breast cancer. I remember praying on the end of my cousins’...
My Adullam journey started back in 2017 when I had a doctors appointment to discuss medication I was on. I had been on antidepressant medication for some time and it was during this appointment my doctor told me all about the Lancashire Wellbeing Service which she...
Your bucket has overflowed. This was the analogy the mental health crisis team used to help me understand what had happened to me and why. They told me that everyone has a bucket and when bad things happen our thoughts, feelings and emotions go into it and it starts...
I was born to a home of 4 brothers and 2 sisters. As I grew up my childhood had a lot more downs than ups - I was sexually and physically abused and generally made to feel useless. My parents were quite traditional, my Mum was a devout Catholic and Dad was CofE. I was...
I had always described my childhood as “unremarkable”. It wasn’t until I was required to examine my upbringing and every other aspect of my life with a psychiatrist during a second stay in a mental health unit in my 40s that it became clear it had been far from...
We are so thankful for your generosity that allows us to bring help in so many different ways. Your giving makes a difference!
We had the great privilege of providing Christmas gifts for the residents at Littledale Hall Therapeutic Centre, some of whom would otherwise not receive anything. This was an especially difficult Christmas due to COVID-19 and so even the smallest gestures go a really long way.
We’d like to say a big thank you to those who gave financially plus Booths Scotforth, ASDA Lancaster, Sainsbury’s Lancaster, Sedbergh Soap Company and Fab Furnishings for their donations of gifts and food that made the presents extra special – Everyone should have something to open on Christmas Day!
“I’m so grateful for your kind gifts we received at Christmas, such a wonderful thought”