We provide high impact, practical support to those affected by addiction and share unbiased information to educate and increase public understanding of addiction.

Founded by model and actor Paul Sculfor, STRIDE aims to provide a wide range of services and support for individuals dealing with addiction, as well as running an outreach programme to deliver educational workshops about substances and addiction in schools.

Throughout his professional life, Paul noticed a high rate of addiction problems amongst his peers, and after his personal experience with recovery became passionate about helping others. Recognising and understanding the difficulties of integrating and continuing to function within society during recovery has inspired Paul to set up STRIDE.

Our vision

STRIDE Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness and provide direct resources to those who may not have access or support to continue with their recovery and re-integration into society.

Why our work is so important

Addiction is a common yet highly misunderstood public health issue, which directly affects 1 in 10 individuals in the UK (WHO, 2014) and 1 in 5 individuals indirectly (Ad Fam evidence).

The total cost of alcohol misuse to the NHS in England has been estimated to be as much as £3.5bn a year.

However, according to Public Health England there’s a social return of £3 for a every £1 spent on alcohol treatment, and a return of £4 for every £1 spent on drug treatment.

What we do

Our aim is to facilitate the journey to recovery from addiction through multiple routes, including:

  • Providing practical help to recovering addicts and their families, such as counselling and support services.
  • Supporting and contributing to local charity initiatives and improving public perception surrounding addiction.
  • Activities include arranging lectures and talks in schools to raise awareness about the reality of addiction and setting up social projects where people are encouraged to interact honestly in a safe environment.
  • Working with the NIHR Imperial Clinical Research Facility on children’s mental health.

Stats – www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Feel free to contact us if you would like more information on donating or just want to talk to someone about addition

Some useful numbers…

AA National Helpline: 0845 769 7555

NA Helpline: 0300 999 1212

CA Helpline: 0800 612 0225

Talk to Frank: 0300 123 6600