The Rob Hill Foundation
Who we are
The Rob Hill Foundation is dedicated to the memory of Rob Hill, twin brother to Chris Hill, who tragically lost his life May 2014 to an accidental drug overdose. The charity aims to reach out to as many people in the world as possible and share the solution to beating addiction; so that other families do not suffer such a tragedy.
After battling over 20 years of addiction to drugs, alcohol and nicotine, Chris Hill discovered the solution to overcoming addiction and freed himself over 12 years ago. Following the loss of his brother Rob, he dedicated his life to sharing the answer to beating addiction. He published a best-selling book Get Your Life Back: The Road to Freedom from Addiction. Then extracted the self-help section from the book, to create an addiction recovery programme.
The Rob Hill Foundation was set up to spread the word - to teach Chris Hill's addiction programme to the masses; ensuring that money and opportunity never get in the way of people getting the help they need. This is done through the provision of free addiction and mental health workshops and support groups and giving away the Beat Addiction Plan booklet (which outlines Chris's entire programme) free of charge.
The programme helps people beat addiction to both substances and activities; as well as empowering them to deal effectively with anxiety, stress and depression. This extends to dealing with trauma, any fear-based conditions, OCD and many other life-affecting mental health conditions.
The charity targets people who struggle to find help through the health service, those on benefits or a low income, those at risk of homelessness and those who are already homeless.
Currently, the free workshops are available in Sidcup, Hastings, The Isle of Wight, York, Basildon and Maidstone; with many others on the horizon (see website for up-to-date locations). The aim is to launch workshops nationwide, targeting areas of deprivation where addiction may be contributing to poor life-chances, increased unemployment, relationship breakdown and homelessness.
Why this programme is different to everything else:
- It’s a very simple model / solution suitable for all learning abilities.
- A model that doesn’t rely on willpower so no sense of deprivation is felt.
- It has no religious aspects – offering universal appeal.
- No reliance on any pharmaceutical supplementation – reduces costs and prevents addiction to other medications / substances.
- It works quickly, change happens within a few weeks usually.
- Learning achieved offers empowerment, self-confidence and self-reliance.
- It’s a ‘life-tool’ that can be reused for other addictions, and to create any significant life-change.
- A module of the learning tackles the learner’s ability to manage anxiety, stress, and chaotic thoughts and overwhelm; so it tackles mental wellbeing as well as addiction.
Where your money will go
All donations are gratefully received. Your money will go to:
- Expanding the free workshops to other areas of London and the UK; collaborating with job centres, homeless charities and food banks.
- Distributing free copies of the Beat Addictions Programme booklet as widely as possible.
- The purchase of a mobile health-bus for outreach to schools, colleges, shopping centres and other public spaces; to highlight addiction and mental health issues and the support on offer.
- Training frontline workers from charities and other organisations to better understand addiction and mental health; and eventually to deliver the Beat Addictions Programme.
- Initiating a campaign to de-stigmatise addiction and mental health so that people no longer feel shame in admitting they need help, and asking for help.