Tuesday, 29 April 2008

About our organisation, Wired In

Well, I have finally put various pieces of material together to tell you about Wired In, the new identity of what was once WIRED.

For those of you who don't know, I started WIRED about eight years ago as a way of empowering people to tackle substance use problems. I continued doing two jobs for six years, working as a Professor in Psychology at the University of Wales, Swansea, as my day job, and running WIRED in my spare time.

I finally thought, 'enough is enough, I'm never going to make the latter work unless I devote myself full-time', so I took early retirement from the day job. The latter had become very frustrating anyway, because I believe that many universities have lost their way getting bums on seats and forgetting to educate our young people as well as they should.

I hope you find this material of interest and help. In the first document, I describe our aims, achievements to date, and our Charter.

In the second document, I tell you our story, and introduce you to our core team and wider team of consultants, as well as our Advisory Board.

2 comments:

Peter O'Loughlin said...

Thank you for that David.

First I would like to say how joyful it is to see those words 'recovery movement'. The concept of recovery appears to have been suppressed for far too long, yet we know it is a viable option to the hell of addiction, now that someone of your standing has now decided to lead the recovery movement forward,together with with the aid of your team and the prestigeous list of consultants,leaves me in no doubt that it will continue to grow.

I wish you and all associated with 'Wired In' the success you so richly deserve.

Prof David Clark said...

Thank you for your very kind sentiments, Peter. We start signing people up shortly. Let's make a big noise!