CAP Fresh Start

CAP Fresh Start

Is there something in your life that you just can’t stop doing even though you want to? Maybe it’s smoking, binge drinking, gambling or an Internet addiction? Do you feel that it’s just too hard to tackle on your own?

If you would like help to break free, then Church on the Heath periodically runs free CAP Fresh Start Courses, to help people find freedom from life-controlling habits/dependencies. Contact Rosemary on 07935 678419 or email to be notified of the next one.


More information on what can be expected from the course



Many of us wrestle with giving up habits that are costing us both financially and emotionally.

Now, your local church has partnered with UK charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), to help with issues like smoking, gambling or alcoholism.

Rosemary Beal-Preston, from Church on the Heath, heads up a a small team from the church that has received training from the charity. She explains:

“In our local community, we meet many people struggling with dependencies of one kind or another and that’s why we wanted to get trained up to offer this free, confidential service.

“This course that has already seen great successes elsewhere. We’re confident it will help to support people who want to stop, and will help them to achieve their goal of a dependency-free life.

“It might be online shopping, social-media addiction, overeating – there are many different temptations that once might have brought us comfort, or were fun for a while, but have started to mess up our health, our finances or our relationships.

“We know it’s so hard to give up on your own, so we’ll be doing this” (each course) “in a small group setting where everyone is in the same situation and can support and encourage one another – a bit of an instant cheer squad!”

The free course is inspired by a tried-and-tested 12-steps format and lasts eight weeks.


About CAP

Christians Against Poverty is a charity that began 21 years ago, offering debt counselling through a church network. In recent years, it has branched out to tackle the causes of poverty and has launched life-skills courses, job clubs and release groups right across the UK. All the services are given freely regardless of age, gender, faith or background.