Thoughts & Quotes

life is like a series of photographs you develop from the negatives.
When you need to fly from your home, it's not a home. Home should be where the birds feelings are free not caged.
nobody likes the rain but if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.
♫ And the stars are always there but we miss them in the dirt and in the clouds we miss them in the storms. ♫
To the believer anything is possible, to the sceptic everything is impossible.
"the reason angels can fly is becuase they take themselves lightly"
Stay strong- Keep smiling =] and NEVER give up- there is always hope <3
'It is not the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves' (William Shakespeare)
Stick to the fight when your hardest hit, its when things seem worse that you must not quit
it's about learning to dance in the rain
sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
we never notice the beauty around us because we are too busy trying to create it.
People say that it is holding on that makes you stronger, but sometimes it is letting go and putting yourself first.
No-one can do a better job of being you, than YOU.
Be strong now because things will get better; it may be stormy now but it can't rain forever.
This too shall pass
We have to learn to dance in the rain
Even on the darkest days sometimes we glimpse sunlight
Sometimes we need to tell our story 100 times
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark

Your safety

Your safety and confidentiality

At COAP,  we aim to keep the message boards confidential. There may be times when we are really worried about you and think that you are at risk or danger…Then  we will talk to you about the need for somebody outside the COAP team to know what has happened or what is happening to you.

In order to let somebody outside the COAP team know we would use the details we have from your registered member account and pass those on to the social services or the police. In some cases the details we have from your account will not be enough and we would then need you to give us your contact details. Once we have these details we would have to pass those on to social services or the police. We would only do this if your life is at risk because of something you are doing or you are at risk from somebody else or you are a risk to somebody else.

Please note that if you would like to have counselling sessions with a COAP counsellor you will need to read the ‘Your safety’ page in the support section before you can contact a COAP counsellor. The safety and confidentiality is different in COAP counselling to the message boards.  This is because you are entering into a private confidential space between you and the counsellor.

If you don’t agree with the confidentiality and safety guidelines then perhaps COAP  is not for you and another service may be more appropriate like Childline, The National Association for Children of Alcoholics or Al Anon/Al Ateen. For information on other organisations visit our links page here.