Our approach


For the individual

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.

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 goals.

For businesses and education providers

Challenges may arise relating to time being taken off, or management time spent dealing with issues.

We spend time to identify and isolate the root of the challenges being faced and make recommendations of support packages, including the curriculum of training, awareness and launch days.

Following this we will put together a Service Level Agreement that includes delivery parameters, targets and reporting expectations.

Once this is in place, we deliver an initial assessment of needs with the relevant team, for example the Leadership Team, Occupational Health team, HR team, or other management. This allows us to ascertain caseload and map out a provisional delivery plan.

“With the help of Aquarius, Protolabs is committed to providing a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health and wellbeing of all its employees. Aquarius support us with a number of employee wellbeing initiatives such as Alcohol and Drug support, Smoking Cessation workshops and Stress, Change and Resilience training. All of the team there are really supportive, offering a bespoke package for groups and 1-to-1 sessions that work really well across the business. They quickly come up with great ideas as to how to support our workforce and everything is made very easy. I have worked with them for a number of Years and I would definitely recommend their services to any business seeking simple but effective support for their employees.”

Karen Adams, HR Manager at Protolabs

40 year’s experience

For over 40 years we have held the view that people have the ability to find their own solutions to their problems and that with the right support they can lead a fulfilling life.

37% of employees have admitted to taking alcohol or drugs to help deal with stress or pressure

Institute of Alcohol Studies

The way forward

Our support work happens alongside managed specialist mental health disorder referrals with strong connections in local services.

“It has been difficult, but it has driven me to change some destructive habits, to motivate myself in different ways through learning distraction techniques and setting myself targets. I think this will always be a battle for me but I know now I can get help when I need it. I have recently passed a drug and alcohol test at work and am very proud of what I have achieved.”

Manufacturing Clients from manufacturing sector company, 2018-2019, Coventry