Our Stories Have Power

We need as many families, friends and allies of recovery to share their experience of witnessing recovery and how that has had an impact on them.

We are offering Free Training for members of the recovery community, including people and families in recovery to help hone your skills as a carrier of the recovery message.

Aim of the training:

To learn how to share stories in a way that doesn’t feed into the negative public perception of addiction.

Objectives:

To provide information on working with the media, engaging with government groups, treatment providers and others in positions of influence.

To consider techniques for conveying our message. How to stay on track,  how using clear informed statements can help us steer positive conversations and outcomes.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course you will have learnt and be able to teach others about:

  • Recovery Messaging
  • How to tell your recovery story in the most positive, informative and influential way
  • How to use recovery messages in all parts of your life, including representing the recovery community in the media and other public places
  • Speak without breaking the traditions if you are a member of a 12 step fellowship

You will gain an understanding of how to:

  • Organise and mobilise people in the UK in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction – and our families, friends and allies – to speak with one voice
  • Change public perceptions of recovery
  • Speak with confidence and clarity whatever your chosen pathway to recovery is
  • Promote effective public policy in the UK
  • Keep a focus on the fact that recovery works and is making life better for us, our families and our communities
  • Raise the UK Recovery Movement’s national profile
  • Support local recovery advocacy and recovery community organisations in your area

This training will help us to work toward our Charity’s aims.

Each training session will take a full day.

We aim to cover as wide a geographical spread across the UK as possible.  If you or your organisation are interested in being hosts of this training to support people, families, staff, organisations in your area, then please get in touch.   

Training is free, however if you or your organisation would like to donate or provide sponsorship please do get in touch as there are costs attached to delivering training.