‘Have Your Tomorrows’ Charity Single, AVAILABLE NOW TO DOWNLOAD!!!

The charity single ‘Have Your Tomorrows’,  produced for HURT is now available to download on  iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Apple Music, Rdio & Tidal  from £0.79p!  

You can also purchase a CD from Cool Discs in Derry, Hendersons Music, Derry and also in HURT offices in 14 Clarendon Street, Derry – £4 for the album or any donation welcome!

ALL proceeds go to HURT in order to help provide support and advice to those families and those with a drug or alcohol addiction.

Please spread the word to help raise awareness. profile

Understanding the Impact of Alcohol on the Family Conference.

A few pics of the ‘Understanding the Impact of Alcohol on the Family, Conference which was held in the City Hotel on 26th February 2015.  HURT’s Youth Forum also previewed their Fetal Alcohol Syndrome DVD at the Conference…..006  009  023 021 019    029 027 030 033 035 036 040 039 043 051  053 054 056 055 059

Calling all musical people!

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HURT Art Classes

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Please give us a call on 02871369696 if you are interested

Smart Recovery

Smart Recovery is cancelled tonight the 13th January 2015 due to the weather, please pass on, thank you

(L-R) Cllr Thomas Kerrigan (PCSP chair), Dessie Kyle (HURT), Ann-Marie McCourt (DIVERT), Constable Alan McGonagle (PSNI) and Andy Patton (PCSP vice chair).

PCSP Launches Drug Awareness Campaign

STRABANE Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) has launched an advertising campaign highlighting that taking drugs just once, can kill.

This campaign comes on the back of recent reports that drugs usage, especially among young people, has become much more socially acceptable than ever before.

The latest meeting of the PCSP in Strabane heard how legal high packaging had been found in a local school. It has since been claimed that children as young as 14 are using the drugs.

It was also reported at the meeting that but for the intervention of drug and alcohol awareness bodies, Strabane would have witnessed an increase in the number of young people taking their own lives due to drug addictions.

Chairman of Strabane PCSP, Thomas Kerrigan stated, “People throughout the Strabane District Council area are gravely concerned about how acceptable it has become for people to use recreational drugs. Time and time again, we are being told that the peer pressure among young people is leading to many young people dabbling in drugs. The mis-conception is that because everyone else is doing it, that somehow there’s no harm. Strabane PCSP wants to highlight that the first time you use drugs could be your last and could result in death.”

He added “Agencies such as HURT, DIVERT and PSNI recently gave presentations to Strabane PCSP on the availability of drugs in our district and what they have said is frightening. I urge all young people to think twice before they use illegal substances, as you have no way of knowing the long-term harm it can have on you, your friends and your family.”

Councillor Kerrigan was speaking after the public meeting of Strabane PCSP, which was themed around the issue of drugs.