ARC Fitness is a Not-For-Profit social enterprise based in the Northwest of Ireland.
Our unique approach to tackling the stigma of substance misuse enables individuals and their supporters improve their mental and physical wellbeing through physical activity, professional support, education, and community.
Recovery is possible.
ARC is proudly funded & supported by:
ARC’s unique approach in supporting individuals with substance misuse disorders get and stay on the road to recovery has been highly commended.
Our exceptional and professionally trained team provide physical activities, education programmes, therapies and support for people seeking life after addiction.
We give people the tools that enable them to make positive and informed choices about their recovery.
We EMPOWER people, then watch them THRIVE and SUCCEED.
Families / Supporters
The ripple effect of addiction reaches far beyond the individual.
Having someone you care about who uses substances can create many problems for families and carers.
The stigma and shame associated with substance use often means families and carers suffer in silence, creating severe isolation which can then result in depression and other associated health problems.
We are here you you too.
Community & Voluntary Partnerships
We believe the key to tacking stigma and the negative impact of addiction is collaboration within the communities we live.
Substance misuse directly impacts these communities, and organisations find themselves dealing with the increasing complexities it causes.
ARC’s approach encourages partnerships with community & voluntary organisations to provide workshops, support and programme to those who need it.
The number of people who describe themselves as having bad or poor general mood or state of mind has tripled during the Coronavirus crisis.
In some cases, people are facing new mental health issues; in others, they’re seeing a worsening of previous challenges.
Alcohol and substance use has increased having negative consequences to individuals and employers.
ARC are here to help and guide your organisation and employees in navigating the challenging things life throws up as well as additional life changing events.
Schools / Universities
Developing healthy, resilient and confident young people leads to positive decision making in the future. When it comes to substance use, that is important.
ARC can provide programmes, workshops and awareness sessions within various educational settings.
Above all else, the ARC offers HOPE for life beyond addiction.
“Support the long-term sustainability and future development ARC. Join the community”
Joining our patron scheme is a wonderful way to show your
support for the invaluable services we offer within your community.
The scheme is made up of a collection of individuals, companies and groups who want to make a difference to those impacted by the negative impact of substance abuse.
Like us they believe in recovery and that ‘Hope’ is possible.
I had a massive turnaround in my cravings for alcohol, I never want to go back there
I found that ARC was a positive approach to recovery. I wouldn't be where I am today without them.
What I got was hope, encouragement and a safe space to change my life
Paul - E&I Engineering
Your workshop was a pleasure. I walked away with more knowledge and views than when I entered.
Liam - E&I Engineering
Never realised there were so many different types of addiction. I found Gary's story very interesting.
Lisneal College, Derry / L'Derry
The pupils were fully engaged throughout the session. We would love to see ARC Fitness in school every year. Many pupils have openly talked about difficult choices that they have had to make along with their peers and now they have the confidence to choose wisely.