Empowering By Example

Our History


‘Just like us’ was created following the writing of a book by Lorraine and Gerry, “The power of example”, which was published in 2005. It documented their personal experience of recovering from mental health issues and addiction and aimed to address a gap in both public and private sector service provision in dealing with the root cause of these issues; namely people’s negative thinking and behaviour patterns.  People affected by mental issues and addiction couldn’t change as they didn’t know what to change or how to change. 

Lorraine and Gerry started a self help group in 2009 which ran on one evening per week from a Church room and then a participant’s house. Eight people, aged between 23 and 54, attended for 2 years. The success of the program led to expansion and ‘Just like us’ moved to new premises at Colston Milton parish Church, North Glasgow in 2011, supported by Love Milton and Faith in Throughcare. It is now open 2 days per week, from 09.30 to 15.30.



















Contact us

Email: justlikeusmilton@gmail.com

Phone: 0141 564 1138