The 6th UK recovery Walk took place on Saturday 13th of September 2014


Here is the first of what became a regular update and all the information you needed to get involved in helping on the planning of The 6th UK Recovery Walk in Greater Manchester.

You can also find links to how we structure the planning days and to what the work streams look like that are being used throughout the process in the hope that they will inspire you or perhaps give you some ideas to take forward in your own areas and regions. Please feel free to download, adjust for your own use in any way you think might be useful.

Already this last month it’s been awe-inspiring to see the response and overwhelming support from the organisations and people in recovery in Greater Manchester and to witness the first cogs of the on the ground planning for the 6th UK Recovery Walk, gearing up and starting to turn over.  A real true life example of co-production in action.











We would like you to have a wee look and if you get the opportunity, feel free to Download & Present   the power point presentation alongside our presentation guide on What the walks are about it doesn’t have to be one of us who presents it, this is your walk, your work and your charity.

For the folks who aren’t in Manchester, the wider planning group consists of representatives from the PHE/DAAT areas in greater Manchester, the Recovery Community, Recovery Groups and services supporting Recovery across Greater Manchester. If you are from another area or region, that doesn’t mean you can’t come though, you are more than welcome, just give us a phone or drop us an email and we will arrange a place for you. We hope it will encourage you and give you insight into putting a bid in to host the 2015 UK Recovery Walk.

Dates of the Greater Manchester UK Recovery Walk Planning Group (GMUKRW-PG) meeting are as follows:

  • Thursday 31st October
  • Thursday 19th December
  • Thursday 27th February
  • Thursday 24th April
  • Thursday 29th May
  • Thursday 26th June
  • Thursday 24th July
  • Thursday 28th August.
    (All meetings held in CRI, Phoenix Mill, Manchester, Piercy Street from 1pm till 4pm.)

We would ask that you put these dates in your diary for the year of planning ahead.GMRF LOGO-jpEG

2014 Host winners – Greater Manchester Recovery Federation (GMRF) Logo

We use the wonderful “conversation cafe” method during the wider planning group facilitated by Michaela Jones of Recovery Matters who is also a trustee of the charity.

The work streams  are also described in this Presentation, where we have broken the different areas of work up and would appreciate if you haven’t already, identify were you believe your contribution would be best placed.

We had a fantastic day at the last meeting of the Greater Manchester UK Recovery Walk Planning (GMUKRW-PG) meeting on Thursday 31st October at CRI, Phoenix Mill, Manchester, Piercy Street from 1pm till 4pm. You can read all about it here. We look forward to seeing you all again on 19th December, same place same time.

Please forward this page to any other organisations, individuals or groups you feel will be interested.

You can read about how Greater Manchester came to be the hosts for The UK Recovery Walk in 2014 here.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and working with you all as part of the wider planning group for The UK Recovery Walk Greater Manchester 2014. You can read about

The 2nd planning group update here

The 3rd planning group update here.

The 4the planning group update here