“Sideways” is a project created by Graham Landi and Martin Pankhurst.
Martin Pankhurst is a recovering alcoholic and has been a close friend of mine for many years. In our numerous conversations about addiction and mental health in general we have long felt that one of the things most painfully missed in helping people in recovery is some sort of psychotherapeutic support.
It’s all very well getting clean but understanding what led you down a ruinous path in the first place will probably help you to avoid retracing your steps.
In Martin’s work as a founding trustee of “aspire2be”, a charity helping people in recovery from addiction, and mine as a practising psychotherapist we felt we might have something to offer by letting people in on our conversations. That’s how “Sideways” was born.
There’s nothing flashy, no high production values, just two old friends talking about things we care about in the hope that people going through their own challenges might get benefit in some small way.
We record it on Zoom each week having been forced to work virtually during the pandemic and finding that we were too lazy to start meeting up again to do it after the lockdowns ended. We hope you find it informative and entertaining. If you do, please spread the word.
If you have any feedback for us or any topics you’d like us to cover please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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