Aquarius Life is delivered by Aquarius, a Midlands-based charity with over forty years’ experience helping people overcome the harms caused by mental ill health, alcohol, drugs and gambling.
At Aquarius, we share the vision that individuals, families and communities should have the opportunity to lead full and empowered lives free from the negative influences of alcohol, drugs and gambling.
From the moment we were established in 1977 as part of a Birmingham University research project, we’ve been working to find solutions that work in people’s real lives. We’ve been growing ever since and expanding across the Midlands. We are constantly developing innovative and effective ways to support people, and ensuring that everyone who is affected by alcohol, drugs and gambling can get the support they need.
Our mission is to support people to overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling by providing responsive and effective services.
Our focus is on helping people understand their behaviours, and finding alternative ways to cope. Our work has always been based on the idea that drinking, drug use, or gambling is an act that someone does to gain, avoid or escape certain things. Behaviour is learned and maintained in the context of each person’s whole life – this means their family, employment, housing, biology, cultural background and other personal and social challenges. We believe that you can resolve your problems with the right support and guidance.
Aquarius has always held the view that people have the ability to find their own solutions to their problems. Our services are underpinned by cognitive behavioural approaches and methodologies. Our support focuses on enabling people to understand and change their behaviour and thought processes, and ultimately achieve their recovery goals.
Aquarius Life strives to help people overcome physical, emotional and psychological issues caused by mental ill health, alcohol, drugs and gambling. We provide tailored packages of support to individuals, families, organisations and communities.
We help employers create a positive culture of wellbeing in the workplace and provide support to managers and leadership and their employees.
We give education providers immediate access to a multi-disciplinary team, which can develop tailored solutions to improve the psychological health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.