Our Services

Aurora Project actively promote the belief that those in recovery from their addictions have much to offer their local communities, and challenge the stereotype that drug & alcohol users are a constant burden on society.

Make a Referral

If you would like to make a referral for yourself

Peer Mentoring

About our Peer Mentoring Service

Accompaniments

From simply chaperoning a service user to a mutual aid group, to a train journey across the country to a treatment facility.

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer with us

Support

Support Aurora Project

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229 Garratt Lane, LONDON, SW18 4DU – 020 8704 0172
Registered Charity Number: 1157459

Aurora Project Delivery STatistics

About Aurora Project

Aurora Project was set up by a group of individuals that went through treatment for substance and/or alcohol use treatment, they identified that there was a need to support people that are discharged from treatment as there was nothing in place at this vulnerable stage.
Mel Getty

Mel Getty

CEO

Mel's Bio

Paul Lennon

Paul Lennon

Chairman

Paul has been a resident of Lambeth for over 15 years, he has a keen interest in addictions treatment services. Paul has represented service users both in the borough of Lambeth and also at a national level at the national treatment agency.

He doesn’t see those that use these services as being outside our local communities, but believes that they are a vital part of our communities and hopes that Aurora can play a part in making that happen.

Dr Luke Mitcheson

Dr Luke Mitcheson

Trustee

Dr Luke Mitcheson has worked in mental health and drug and alcohol treatment services since 1993 and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust since 1998. He is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists. He has been involved in service initiatives for substance misusing populations, research focused on developing psychological treatment approaches and work with staff groups to deliver these interventions.
He currently works at Lorraine Hewitt House, which is the SLaM Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service in the London Borough of Lambeth. He is also the Trust Professional Lead for Psychology in the Addictions Clinical Academic Group. He is seconded one day a week to Public Health England – Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Division and is involved in producing guidance to the treatment sector.

Duncan Cairns

Duncan Cairns

Trustee

Duncan’s experience includes: Director of Mainliners (a charity that provided treatment for addictions and support for people with Hepatitis) for three years, he has been part of the Lambeth Service User Council for seven years and was part of the London Regional User Council Steering Group for two years. He has been an expert patient advisor to N.I.C.E., working to help develop national guide lines.

Megan Jones

Megan Jones

Trustee
Bells Bouteloup

Bells Bouteloup

Trustee
Jamie Munro

Jamie Munro

Trustee

Jamie Munro has over twenty years' experience as an information technology professional in the private and public sectors, working for several years at the Human Tissue Authority and currently working as an information governance consultant.
Jamie started out helping the Aurora Project with some of their IT needs on a voluntary basis. He was impressed with their commitment and supportive of their work, and became more involved and a full trustee in August 2017

Colin Connor

Colin Connor

Trustee
Gail Dawson

Gail Dawson

Volunteer Coordinator

Testimonials

"Aurora is a very special place. Long may it continue."
Ian Connolly

Ian Connolly

Volunteer

"One of the first things I noticed was the relaxed and welcoming environment fostered by the facilitators
and staff."

Paul Linton

Paul Linton

Volunteer

"Aurora Project is still one of the anchors in my life, a place I feel I belong and where I feel I am valued."

Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts

Volunteer

"Sometimes it is just enough for people to be able to talk to someone who understands them."

Feel free to send us your questions or comments.

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229 Garratt Lane, LONDON, SW18 4DU

020 8704 0172

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