In this section, you can learn some more about Jacqueline Hollows, her personal and work history and the journey she embarked on to found Beyond Recovery. You can see and hear Jacqueline talk about setting up Beyond Recovery. She talks about experiencing a profound insight one day about people with addictions and mental health issues and how she knew that they have everything they need for mental health; she talks about her business and how everything gets created from nothing and how once we get out of our own way we see we are always in the flow of life.
With over 20 years of delivering services and senior management experience in industry Jacqueline Hollows changed direction in 2012 after learning about a new understanding of how the mind works and its relationship to addiction, compulsion and mental health. Jacqueline became passionate about eliminating stigma, building communities and revolutionising the way mental health and addiction is viewed and treated, particularly within the Criminal Justice System. Jacqueline founded Beyond Recovery C.I.C in 2013 and has been working within the prison system and the community since then delivering workshops and services to those suffering with addiction and mental health issues and the professionals who support them. As part of this work Jacqueline has mentored a growing team of practitioners and volunteers; created a number of professional programmes and become known internationally as a speaker. A keen social entrepreneur, Jacqueline’s call to action is ‘just go do it’.
SETTING UP BEYOND RECOVERY
Click on the video clip below to see and hear Jacqueline talk about setting up Beyond Recovery.
Founded in 2015, Beyond Recovery is a social enterprise whose mission is to revolutionise the way addiction and mental health are viewed and treated. Our timeline shows the key milestones in the Beyond Recovery journey so far.
Jacqueline talks about why she started Beyond Recovery; how everything gets created from nothing and how once we get out of our own way, we see we are always in the flow of life.
See the difference Beyond Recovery has made to a number of our beneficiaries. A series of case studies, with more testimonies in beneficiaries’ own words in preparation.
What I love most about Jacqueline is her unwavering passion and enthusiasm for the work she does and the people she works with. Jacqueline is dedicated to supporting not just the vulnerable but anyone who walks into her life. She’s a very genuine, very warm lovely woman and I’ve learnt so much about myself, about business and about working with others through working with Jacqueline.
I have worked with Jacqueline as a facilitator on the training we do in Prison in Onley, Rugby. I have loved working alongside Jacqueline, she has a wonderful ‘can-do’ attitude which is infectious. She encourages and develops us. Her work has had amazing effects on the prisoners and the staff and many of the staff already comment how much positive effect the work has had on the prisoners and their attitude day to day.
Beyond Recovery are revolutionising the way we understand and treat addiction and mental health. I can’t say enough good things about the incredible work they are doing, and this is just the beginning! Jacqueline is an inspiration. I am proud to be associated with Beyond Recovery and it is a delight and a privilege to work with her.