Faces and Voices of Recovery UK annual conference 2017

(In partnership with the University of Chester)

Friday September 8th 2017

Salvation Army Citadel Raikes Parade Blackpool FY1 4EL.

“Our recovery stories have power and hope”

When people share their recovery stories, it helps others to see that they’re not alone. 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. This year’s conference will feature 11 inspirational recovery stories of power and hope. The conference will also include sessions by academics explaining why narrative and ethnographic research approaches are essential for treatment services, commissioners and policy makers to better understand what support individuals suffering with addiction need for long term recovery.


To book tickets please click here http://buytickets.at/facesvoicesofrecoveryuk/88757

9.30-10.00 Registration & coffee

10.00-10.05 Official welcome (Shughie Morrison)

10.05-10.30 Official opening (Jane Winehouse)

10.30-10.35 Introduction to the day – Chair (Tony Mercer, Public Health England)

10.35-11.00 Recovery narratives – an academic perspective (Mark Gilman, Discovering Health)

11.00-11.45 “Our recovery stories have power and hope” speakers

Speaker 1 Peter Y

Speaker 2 Mary S

Speaker 3 Clinton L

11.45-12.15 Break

12.15-1.15 “Our recovery stories have power and hope” speakers

Speaker 5 Matt I

Speaker 6 Paul I

Speaker 7 Nicola P

Speaker 8

1.15 -2.00 Lunch

2.00-2.25 Telling our stories – an advocacy perspective (Annemarie Ward, FAVORUK)

2.25-2.50 Narratives of Recovery from North Wales (Wendy Dossett, University of Chester)

2.50-3.35 “Our recovery stories have power and hope” speakers

Speaker 9

Speaker 10

Speaker 11

3.35-3.55 Activism and the Academy: An Ethnography of the UK National Recovery Walk (Liam Metcalf-White, University of Chester)

3.55-4.00 Close – Chair