Get Involved

The important work we do at FAVOR is only possible thanks to you, our friends, family, members and sponsors.

Every year people generously donate their own money and take part in fundraising activities on our behalf. Whether you’re in recovery yourself, a recovery service provider, family or friends of someone in recovery, or simply want to help, there are many ways in which you can get involved and support our work.

BECOME A MEMBER AND PUT A POSITIVE FACE AND VOICE ON RECOVERY

By joining and supporting FAVOR UK, recovering people, their families, friends and work colleagues, can stand up and speak out in order to educate the public and influence policy makers.

By speaking out together, we support and give hope to individuals who are still struggling with addiction and to those who have found the power of long-term recovery.
Become a member and help more people find recovery by spreading the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery from addiction is a lived reality in millions of people’s lives.

Recovery Saves Lives.

If you would like to be a member of Faces & Voices of Recovery UK, please complete our online membership form or please get in touch. As a member, you can get involved in all sorts of ways. There’s no pressure to do anything, but if you are keen to take action we’ll support you every step of the way.
Potential options include:

  • Sharing stories/personal experiences
  • Joining our local and national campaigns
  • Taking part in Recovery Month & the annual UK National Recovery Walk
  • Fundraising to support FAVOR’s work
  • Giving your time and commitment to our aims

RECOVERY MONTH

FAVOR UK are involved in planning for International Recovery Month, which takes place every September.

Recovery Month is held to increase awareness, challenge stigma, and celebrate the success of those in recovery.

What is Recovery Month?

Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

The theme for 2020 National Recovery Month is Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections.

Organising an event for Recovery Month is an ideal way to celebrate the achievements of the recovery community. Events bring people together to share real life experiences of the power of recovery. Download our Recovery Month Toolkit Here 

World wide International Recovery Month is now
in its 31st year

We as individuals who have reclaimed our lives can really promote and celebrate the virtues of what being in recovery actually means. We do this not just with each other, but by offering ourselves as living proof of recovery, offering hope to those that still suffer, challenging stereotypes, and myths about addiction. In doing so, everyone helps to increase awareness and furthers a greater understanding about recovery, how it works, who it works for, and why such projects and services are so badly needed in our communities.

At FAVOR, we lead, and participate in numerous events, such as rallies, walks, runs, bicycle rides, and speaking engagements. We hope you will continue to join us during Recovery Month or be participants in your local events, raising the national profile of the growing recovery movement.

What are you doing to get ready? Having a party? A sponsored climb a mountain? Or maybe organising a blow your socks off event in your community? Whatever it is – it’s not to early to start thinking about it and getting folks interested in taking part and contributing.

Twitter is supporting recovery efforts with offering a purple ribbon emoji in conjunction with the following hashtags: #mobilizerecovery #stopthestigma
#itsawething #recoverloudly
#recovery4lyfe #advocacy
#MakeRecoveryTheEpidemic
#recoverymonth #ukrecoverymonth #recoverymonthuk

The theme for 2020 National Recovery Month is Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections.

For tips and resources for planning Recovery Month events see our toolkits in the Resources section.

Fundraising for us

With so much choice, sometimes
it can be tough to decide how to
raise money. Check out our tips
and ideas. Have fun and
changes lives.

Find out more

SHARE YOUR STORY

When people speak about their experiences, it helps others to see that they’re not alone.

Our stories have power. They can help convince the man or woman who is still sick to take the leap of faith and be inspired to try recovery for themselves.

So, share your personal stories of recovery.

Draft your story of recovery (in 500 words or less) and email to info@facesandvoicesofrecoveryuk.org. If you would like to include a photograph with your story then please add it as an attachment to your email.

Sponsorship

Get your company involved.
No matter what size your
organisation is, together we
can make a difference.

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UK Recovery Walk

Every September during Recovery Month FAVOR joins the recovery community in organising local or national events such as walks, rallies, picnics and informal dinners to increase awareness and celebrate the success of those in recovery.

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RECOVERY SAVES LIVES

To find out how to get involved email us at

info@facesandvoicesofrecoveryuk.org