The Harmony Program has received praise from a variety participants and organisations

 Niamh, student St. Declan’s College, Co. Waterford“My overall experience of The Harmony Program was brilliant. It changed my views on drugs and alcohol and what it can do to your life. It was life changing”.

Aislinn Residential Addiction Centre, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny – “Through the use of music and film and it’s up-to-date understanding of addiction, this distinctive drug and alcohol program has allowed our clients to build on their recovery through its powerful use of music therapy.” 

Louise Walsh, Coordinator of Programmes, Ramsgrange Community School, New Ross, Co. Wexford – “The Harmony Program for our students was a resounding success. They were visibly and emotionally engaged with the content of the workshop and maintained high interest levels throughout the day. The rap and music element of the workshop provided a very creative, educational and meaningful opportunity for the students to reflect on drugs and alcohol addiction and explore ways to prevent misuse of same.  We look forward to having you back in future years”. 

TRYS (Tipperary Regional Youth Service) – “The Harmony Program has really had an impact on changing the behaviour and understanding of drugs for our group following on from the program. 

Mary Ellen, student Youthreach Progression, Co. Meath – “I thought it was a good experience because I know exactly what could happen and where the help is if I need it, or for a friend/loved one” 

Matt Talbot Residential Addiction Services, Cara Lodge, Co. Cork – “The Harmony Program is a wholly unique approach to drug and alcohol education, self awareness and prevention. Its use of music and film allowed our clients to connect very quickly on a deep emotional level, enabling them to face up to the realities of their substance misuse in a non-confrontational approach.”  

Seán, inpatient Aislinn Residential Addiction Centre, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny.“It was very helpful in getting me closer to my recovery” – 

Kevin Barragry , Transition Year  Co-ordinator, Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny – “This well facilitated, distinctive, interactive drug and alcohol related programme was warmly received by students and is a very meaningful and significant educational addition to any health education programme.”

Principle, Patrician Presentation S.S., Fethard, Co. Tipperary – ‘This is an excellent age appropriate approach to drug and alcohol education. The Harmony Program is delivered in a format that is educational, interactive and enjoyable for all the students”. 

Mid Tipperary Drug Initiative, Cashel, Co. Tipperary – “The Harmony Program provides a creative dimension to drug education and prevention, reaching participants on their level and through a medium that they easily identify with. ”  

SMART Garda Youth Diversion Project, Trim, Co Meath – “This is an age appropriate drug and alcohol program which is delivered by an experienced and passionate facilitator on a level that young people can understand and interact with in an enjoyable way.” 

Health Service Executive of Ireland (HSE) – “This programme brings another element to drug information dissemination and decision making skills for people.“  

Nathan Deely O’Meara, student CBS Secondary School Nenagh – “Opened my eyes to just how difficult drugs can make your life and clearly showed us ways to get help if needed.”

Rhys, student St. Francis College, Rochestown, Cork – I really enjoyed my time in The Harmony Program. It made me think more about how my choices [drugs/alcohol] will impact on me long term.” 

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