Podcast Season 2/E8 – Bill

In this episode, Blake sits down with Bill, the enigmatic facilitator of the Intensive Journaling program offered at Umbrella. Bill shares the profound impact that the Intensive Journaling process had on him and how he has adapted the program to meet the needs of individu...

Podcast Season 2/E7 – Kristin

In today’s episode, the last episode of 2023, Blake sits down with Kristin, a member of our board and a member of this year’s recovery campaign. Kristin shares her story along with some thoughts on substance use in the trades and systemic changes that need to happen to be...

Podcast Season 2/E6 – Eileen

  In this episode, Blake speaks with Eileen as she shares her story about growing up with addiction in her family and how it shaped her substance use challenges. Eileen's story is one of resiliency, self-discovery and transformation. Listen to Eileen's powerful story h...

Podcast Season 2/E5 – Dawn

In today’s episode, Blake sits down with Dawn, the co-founder of She Recovers Foundation, a nonprofit grassroots movement helping women seeking recovery from substance use disorders, mental health challenges and other life challenges. Dawn shares her inspiring personal s...

Podcast Season 2/E4 – Dr McGhee

Umbrella is really excited to share our next podcast. Our host Blake changed things up a bit and invited Dr. Doug McGhee to join him in the Umbrella studios. Dr. Doug McGhee, an Addictions Doctor who is a vital piece to the Addictions Medicine Consult Service at both R...

Podcast Season 2/E 3 -Stephanie

In today's episode, we chat with Stephanie who tells us about her journey of entering recovery and facing her substance use challenges at the young age of 19. Stephanie speaks to the power of connection and the importance of having fun in recovery. Have a listen to this ...

Podcast Season 2, Episode 2 – Lance

In Episode 2 of the second season Blake talks with Lance and hears how one can discover recovery after over 30 years of substance misuse. Lance's unique and powerful story reminds us to never give up hope on someone's ability to recovery from a life of addiction. Have ...

Recovery Month – Matt

September is recovery month! Every year Umbrella celebrates this important month by sharing messages of recovery from some of our favourite people. Meet Matt. Matt was an employee of Umbrella for a couple of years working within multiple programs. He left Umbrella earl...

Recovery Month – Trevor

September is recovery month! Every year Umbrella celebrates this important month by sharing messages of recovery from some of our favourite people Meet Trevor. Trevor is currently the General Manager at HeroWorks in Victoria and he is passionate about recovery, our co...

Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

Welcome to Season Two of Umbrella's podcast Comfortably UN-Numb. For our first episode Blake invited back a previous employee and client favourite, Conor. Conor worked with Umbrella for many years and was instrumental in the growth of many of our programs and services. ...