Our Why, Vision and Mission This is why NewLink Wales exists We uphold the rights of every individual to have feelings of worth, positive meaningful relationships, and a sense of purpose in life. We view recovery from behaviours that are harmful to health, (such as substance misuse, or self-harm), as a restorative process through which individuals can definitively definitively away from identifying as someone ‘in need’. We believe it is possible for people to becomefull, equal, and active participants in all aspects of society andachieve their full potential in life. We undertake all that we do in ways that are: MeaningfulSustainable improvements to someone’s health and wellbeing can only be fully achieved when there is strong community participation and good social cohesion. People we work with have the right to be in control of their own futures and fully involved in decisions that affect their lives. Asset basedRecognising, valuing and building on the combination of assets that exist within local communities. FacilitativeBringing together people, associations and institutions to realise and develop their strengths, rather than focussing on identifying and servicing needs. Why? - Our Vision For everyone to find happiness, health, connection and purpose. What? - Our Mission To be a catalyst for individuals and communities to fully realise their potential. How? - Our Purpose We work with anyone affected by, or at risk of, behaviours that are harmful to healthand wellbeing so that people can: Access opportunities that encourage positivetransformational change.We do this by providing and facilitating links with personal development programmes, counselling, volunteering and mentoring opportunities, skills training, qualifications, and employability pathways. Make educated and informed health choices.We do this by providing training and education to professionals and the wider public, increasing understanding of behaviours that harm health and wellbeing and their effect on individual and public health. Make positive connections.We will do this by facilitating activities that enable those we work with to contribute their individual skills and assets to strengthen communities.