Find Your Oasis book launched

A book and art project by people affected by their parent’s drinking

Find Your Oasis Book

Find Your Oasis book launched

How it all began 

During the summer of 2021, Oasis invited children of alcoholics of all ages to enter a creative competition in partnership with Nacoa. Entrants wrote poems and sent in art to depict how it felt for them growing up with a parent that drank too much. This work was turned into an exhibition at Brighton’s Fishing Quarter Gallery, and was open to the public to view.  

@nacoauk #FindYourOasis exhibition 12-17 Aug. 🎶@saintloup 💙@ceriwalker_ #childrenofalcoholics #adultchildrenofalcoholics #acoa #coa #adultchild #fyp ♬ original sound – Nacoa 🔆

About the book 

We have now compiled all entries into the Find Your Oasis book, which we hope can be read by others to help them feel less alone.  

Ceri Walker who compiled the book said:

“As a child I had a secret, I kept it hidden for so long, and protected it all costs, I could never let anyone know my mum drank too much. Over the years I’ve realised that I wasn’t the only one and there is support out there, I realised so many others were struggling silently too. I created this book to give anyone affected by parental drinking a voice, a way to express how it feels, a creative outlet for their experience, and so that others would read it knowing they weren’t alone in their struggles, and also in their healing. 

How to get your copy 

If you would like a copy of the book please: 

Find your Oasis - Launch in Brighton
Guests included Nacoa supporters Sober Dave and Luke ‘Saint Loup’ Mitchell

Facebook Live 

Please join us on Thursday 24th February at 8pm for a Facebook Live with Oasis Project and Nacoa, with art and poetry from the book. Just go to facebook.com/nacoauk/live at the time, join us, watch along. 💙

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Find Your Oasis book launched

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Find Your Oasis Book

Find Your Oasis book launched

How it all began 

During the summer of 2021, Oasis invited children of alcoholics of all ages to enter a creative competition in partnership with Nacoa. Entrants wrote poems and sent in art to depict how it felt for them growing up with a parent that drank too much. This work was turned into an exhibition at Brighton’s Fishing Quarter Gallery, and was open to the public to view.  

@nacoauk #FindYourOasis exhibition 12-17 Aug. 🎶@saintloup 💙@ceriwalker_ #childrenofalcoholics #adultchildrenofalcoholics #acoa #coa #adultchild #fyp ♬ original sound – Nacoa 🔆

About the book 

We have now compiled all entries into the Find Your Oasis book, which we hope can be read by others to help them feel less alone.  

Ceri Walker who compiled the book said:

“As a child I had a secret, I kept it hidden for so long, and protected it all costs, I could never let anyone know my mum drank too much. Over the years I’ve realised that I wasn’t the only one and there is support out there, I realised so many others were struggling silently too. I created this book to give anyone affected by parental drinking a voice, a way to express how it feels, a creative outlet for their experience, and so that others would read it knowing they weren’t alone in their struggles, and also in their healing. 

How to get your copy 

If you would like a copy of the book please: 

Find your Oasis - Launch in Brighton
Guests included Nacoa supporters Sober Dave and Luke ‘Saint Loup’ Mitchell

Facebook Live 

Please join us on Thursday 24th February at 8pm for a Facebook Live with Oasis Project and Nacoa, with art and poetry from the book. Just go to facebook.com/nacoauk/live at the time, join us, watch along. 💙

You are not alone

Remember the Six "C"s

I didn’t cause it
I can’t control it
I can’t cure it
I can take care of myself
I can communicate my feelings
I can make healthy choices

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