Addaction rebrand as "WE ARE WITH YOU" from today, 26/02/20!

Announcement from Laura Bunt, Acting Chief Executive of WE ARE WITH YOU (formerly Addaction).

we are with you"Big day today!

Today we are celebrating a powerful message - we are with you. This helps us show that everyone should feel comfortable getting support and that we'll be there along the way.

I'm proud that we listened to people who use or may need to use our services to make a change that will work better for them. Our new name and brand is inspired by the compassion we've demonstrated for over 50 years, and the incredible work happening every day in our organisation to work with people with warmth, without judgement and in equal partnership. This week we are reflecting on everything our organisation stands for and the difference we make to so many lives.

Click here to view a video that our media team have created. Please take a couple of minutes to watch it. It's very moving and I think beautifully captures who we are and how we work with people. 

Our new website is also live today and can be found here https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/. The website is an important signal of the shift we're making - talking directly to people who need support, with helpful advice, webchat and tools that make it easier for people to get help from us. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in testing, given feedback or helped to shape and develop the content.

Please feel free to share the video, our website and anything you're doing to mark the change in services. Let's get our message out there.

I want to say a *huge* thank you to everyone. Changing a name and brand is no easy task, and there has been so much work behind the scenes to make this happen. I've been really impressed by the effort everyone has made to make this a smooth transition. We've achieved something very important, together."

Click here to access the details of the local service https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/services/the-borders/