Motiv8 is an Isle of Man registered charity that has supported the Manx Community for 43 years. Its Primary aim is to reduce the harm associated with drug, alcohol and gambling problems, not just for service users and their families, but for the whole community. It does this by offering a range of support, counselling, group work and education services for anyone impacted by their own or someone else’s alcohol drug or gambling use.  

The charity recently launched a three-year campaign to fund its work with young people and families as these services were facing closure. The Family Service has supported over 150 families in the last three years, with highly specialised support for children and parents impacted by alcohol misuse. The drug support service YP@Motiv8, has seen in excess of 200 young people since its launch 2 years ago. Yet without sufficient funds to continue both these services were facing closure.   

“We are absolutely thrilled to report that Gamesys Foundation has agreed to award a grant towards this campaign of £150,000 over three years. These funds will go a long way to help us develop the services, by being able to offer services to children and families impacted not just by alcohol problems, but by drugs and gambling issues. Motiv8 is extremely grateful to Gamesys for its support and looks forward to working with them to deliver a holistic service for those affected in the Isle of Man”. 

Thea Ozenturk, CEO, Motiv8