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Helping Groups To Grow
Trysordy
Aalton Farm
Llansteffan Road
Johnstown
Carmarthen
SA31 3QU

Tel: 07581 460990

Team

Kevin Fisher

Kevin established Helping Groups to grow in 2007 to enhance the provision of individual and group based services for people with substance misuse and mild to moderate mental health problems. Kevin is a registered social worker and spent many years working in the probation and youth offending fields developing individual and group based services. Since moving to Wales, Kevin has worked within the probation service developing arrest referral and Drug Treatment and Testing Order provision and then as the regional manager for the Drugs Intervention Programme in Dyfed-Powys.

As the Chief Executive of Helping Groups to Grow Kevin has led on the development of psycho-social interventions across both health, third sector and criminal justice settings . In 2010 Kevin developed a partnership with SMART Recovery which led to the establishment of the first SMART groups in Wales. Over the last two years  Kevin  has been training and supporting volunteers to deliver Moving On In My Recovery   both in the community and in Calon Lan detox unit in Neath.

Lee Hogan

Dr Lee Hogan has been working with Helping Groups to Grow as an Associate since 2009, undertaking training, research and developing new programme materials . Lee is a chartered clinical psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Lee works as a clinician, as an academic, and as a consultant. As a practicing clinical psychologist within the NHS , he spends the majority of his week working with clients and services across North Wales . He also holds the position of course director for the MSc in the Foundations of Clinical Psychology at Bangor University.

Lee undertook his undergraduate psychology degree at Bangor University before going on to study for a PhD in the psychology of addictive behaviours, under the guidance of Professor Miles Cox. He later studied for a second doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Bangor University. Lee has combined his experience and expertise of psychological theory and therapy to develop practical psychosocial interventions for people with substance misuse problems and co-occurring mental health problems.

Volunteering to be a  Moving On In  My Group leader is one of the best things I have ever done it gave me confidence  and helped  me get back into work. 

Dave, Cardiff

I loved the group it has given me my life back. I  now want to train to be a peer group leader.

Meg, Bridgend