Frequently asked questions

What does the Waterfall do?

The Waterfall helps women overcome addictions through a programme of group work and one to one support.

Who does the Waterfall help?

Our programme helps women over-18 from Southampton and Hampshire who want to change and be free from drug and alcohol addictions.

What does the programme involve?

The programme is made up of weekly group sessions and one to one support.

Group sessions currently run every Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30am – Lunch is not provided but tea/coffee biscuits and fruit cake is.

What do the sessions cover? 

Life History – How your past is affecting your present

Your true self –  Finding your true identity

Relationships – How they hurt, how they heal

Changing your heart – Freedom from lies

The FASTER Scale – Preventing relapse

Change – what it takes

High risk scenarios – Dead ends

Mirrors – staying healthy

Change groups – Relationships that last

Recovery – moving ahead

Do I need to be a Christian to access the programme?

No, you don’t! We will support any woman who wants to get free, regardless of faith or religion or background. We are motivated by our Christian faith and adhere to The Faithworks Charter.

How can I get involved?

We have various volunteering opportunities, including administration, organising or managing events, fundraising, running sessions or one-to-one support.

We would love to hear from you if you can help in any way. Please email

Job vacancies are advertised as they become available.

How much does it cost?

It is free for women to join the Waterfall programme; however, we may ask for a small contribution for certain activities.

Where do you get your funding from?

Our funding comes from a variety of sources. Roughly half comes from grants and trusts, and the other half comes from fundraising events and individual donations.

How can I support The Waterfall?

If you would like to give financially to the work, please click on the ‘Donate Now’ button at the bottom of this page. Thank you.