UK Recovery Month Events 2015

You might be surprised to learn that Recovery month is now in its 26th year, across the world and this year we expect to see lots more activities and events taking place in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to celebrate our recovery all ove rthe UK. This year for Recovery Month 2015 and each year September is the month where 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, a visible presence offering hope to those that still suffer and challenging stereotypes, judgements and myths about addiction .

Recovery Month 2015 during September is also an opportunity for us all to honor the work of the many people and agencies who work hard every day in the area of both prevention and treatment.

Here are a selection of #ukrecovermonth events that we are aware of. If you would like us to list your event please send details too

Tuesday 1st Sep 9.30-5.15 The 7th UKRF Community Gathering, Manchester

Tuesday 1st Sep Sheffield Hallam University -Dear Albert Film

Thursday 3rd Sep Bolton here

Thurs 3rd Sep The opening of the ‘Faces of Recovery’ exhibition in the entrance of Doncaster Central Library

Friday 4th Sep 9.30-4.30 Recovery Festival 2015

Sat 5th Sep 2-4.30 Western Counselling Reunion

Sat 5th Sep 2-4 Manchester Hug Fest

Sat 5th Sep Bristol’s drug and alcohol treatment charities to compete in Dragon Boat race in celebration of Recovery Month, Baltic Wharf, Bristol Docks

Sat 5th September Portsmouth Recovery March & Festival. March Assembles 11am Guildhall Square.

Sun 6th Chester Recovery Walk

Sun 6th Recovery Month Picnic in the Park 2-5pm, The Meadows, Edinburgh

Mon 7th Start of Doncaster Recovery week (until 12th Sep)

Mon 7th Sep 5.30 Recovery Walk Peace Gardens Five Weirs Walk, Sheffield

Mon 7th Sep Weston Super Mare #CycleForRecovery #CycletotheWalk2015

Mon 7th Sep PHE National Recovery Event Birmingham

Tue 8th Sep Le Tour De Recovery

Wed 9th September The Three Peaks Challenge

Fri 11th Sep 1-4pm Five a side football tournament . £5 per team. North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

Fri 11th Sep Weston Super Mare #CycleFor Recovery #Cycleto the walk2015Fri 11th Sep

Fri 11th Sep The AGRO Party

Fri 11th Sep Durham Cathedral Sleep Out

Fri 11th Sep FAVOURUKs Family & Spirituality Conference Durham

Fri 11th and Sat 12th Sep Wirral Earth Fest  ‘Love where you live!’

Sat 12th Sep 7th UK Recovery Walk Durham

Sat 12th Recovery Street Film Festival:Recovery Walk Durham, The Sands, Durham, DH1 1SG

Sat 12th Sep Recovery Walk Ireland Dublins Wood Quay Amphitheater, Dublin

Sat 12th Sep Broadway Annual Reunion and We do Recover Play September 12th, Winter Gardens Weston super Mare Seafront

Sun 13th Sep Sydney Recovery Walk

Sun 13th Tameside & Denton Carnival

Mon 14th Sep 1.30-4.00 Oldham Kickstart Recovery

Mon 14th Recovery Walk 5.30 Peace Gardens to Kelham Island, Sheffield -Meeting point outside Town hall Contact Tracey Ford 0114 2736881 for details

Tue 15th Sep North East regional SU Forum 9.30-1.30 The Destiny Centre, Stockton on Tees

Tue 15th Sep 1-5pm Recovery BBQ. Calderdale Recovery Steps. 32 Burnley Rd, Todmorden. OL14 5EZ

Wed 16th Sep 6.30-9.00 Wigan & Leigh Recovery Quiz Night

Wed 16th Sep York in Recovery Cup -More details to follow (contact for details)

Thurs 17th Sep 6pm-10.30pm Coventry Recovery Community A Celebration of Recovery’: The Ego Arts Centre, Silver Street/Cook Street, Coventry, CV1 1JN

Fri 18th Sep 11.30-3.30 Derbyshire Recovery Conference: Every Step in Recovery Counts, The Assembly Rooms, Chesterfield Market Hall

Fri 18th Sep 12 noon Middlesborough Recovery Walk Centre Square, TS1 2AZ Middlesbrough

Fri 18th Sep Warrington Recovery Cafe Launch night 4pm late, Fairfield Community Hub, Fairfield Street, Warrington, WA1 3AJ

Fri 18th Sep DACT Sleep Out Cathedral Archer Project Sheffield

Fri 18th Sep 9.30-11 Derbyshire Recovery Walk, Chesterfield

Fri 18th Manchester Launch of the Twelve Exhibition

Sat 19th Sep Bury Community Fun Day

Sat 19th Sep Westons 3rd Recovery Walk

Sat 19th ARC (Active Recovery Community) Recovery Ramble and picnic, Hampshire

Sat 19th We Do Recover 7.30 PM Weston

Sat 19th Sep 1-4PM Wiltshire Recovery Community first Recovery Walk Trowbridge Starting & finishing outside the Civic Centre in Trowbridge Park.

Sat 19th Scottish Recovery Walk, Glasgow

Sat 19th Sep 7.30-11.30  A Great Night out..without Dry Umbrella Night, Creation Cafe, The Angel Centre, St philips Place, Salford

Sat 19th Sep Recovery Street Film Festival: Scotland Recovery Walk Glasgow Green Greendyke St, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5DB

Sat 19th Sep Bournemouth 2015 Recovery Walk Fest, between 12.00noon, starting at Boscombe Pier walking to Bournemouth Pier. The Recovery Fest Celebration The Band Stand, Lower Gardens, Bournemouth ongoing until 4.00pm

Sun 20th Sep 1-6pm Trafford Picnic in Park & Sports Day

Sun 20th 9.30-12.30 SASS Football Tournament Pitches A-C Goodwin Sports Centre, Northumberland Road, Sheffield Contact Phil Eddy Shaw 0114 250022

Sun 20th Sep 12pm RISE Recovery in Strength Everywhere Recovery Walk: The Market Place (by The Corn Exchange Theatre) Newbury

Mon 21st Sep 10AM-1pm  Wellbeing Workshop & Drumming Bassett Street CC Wigston Leicestershire

Mon 21st Saturday 26th Sep 10 am to 6pm Art Gallery (The Peoples Gallery) Leicester

Mon 21st pm Recovery Cafe 1.30 to 4pm at Peoples Gallery Leicester, Leicester

Mon 21st Sep Starts 9pm -4pm Swanswell Open Day at Loughborough & Coalville (The Bassett Centre, South Wigston, leicestershire).

Mon 21st Sep 5pm-8pm Recovery Ball, 17 Manor Road Bradford

Mon 21st sep Alcohol Free Bar 7PM onwards  -Phoenix House Meloton Mowbray

Mon 21st Sep 10-4 Recovery Exhibition, Theatre Delicatessen, The Moor Sheffield & Recovery Rocks 4-9pm

Mon 21st Sep 5.30 Recovery Walk Peace Gardens to Norfolk Park Sheffield -Contact Tracey Ford 0114 2736881

Tue 22nd Sep 5.30-7.30 Rainbow Recovery (Trade) , Makinder Chokal Cafe style open discussion on LBGT & recovery, 27 Bowling Green Street, Leicester

Tue 22nd Sep Recovery Street Film Festival Catford, London

Wed 23rd Sep 11-3pm Stockport Circus Skills & Aerial Dance Workshop

Wed 23rd Sep Starts 11am Rutland Recovery Event, Victoria Hall, Oakham

Wed 23rd 12-3pm Harm Reduction Cafe Nigel Brunsdon discussing harm reduction Hermitage FM Cafe, Memorial Square, Coalville (including Swanswell Recovery Stalls and talks)

Wed 23rd Sep Recovery Cycle around Derwent Dam, Sheffield : Contact for details or Matt 0114 2587553

Wed 23rd Sep Fallen Angels Dance Workshop at Mulberry Project, Blackpool

Thurs 24th Sep 12-3pm Market Harbourough Harm Reduction Cafe, Kevin Jaffrey discussing Naloxone & Heroin Harm reduction -address to be confirmed (inc Swanswell Recovery Stalls & Talks)

Thurs 24th Sep 2-4pm Believeing in Recovery Workshop Facilitated by Dr Ruta Rele for service users, families and carers to share and listen to real life recovery journeys, Fitzwilliam Centre Sheffield Call 3050500 to book

Thurs 24th Sep Cape Town Recovery Walk South Africa

Thurs 24th to 27th Sep  Cape Town Film Festival South Africa

Fri 25th Sep 10am Beyond Recovery & Welcome Change Event: Environmental Cleanup at Kingfisher Park followed by complimentary lunch at 12 at the Recovery Hub in Shard End, Birmingham -Please register by emailing or calling 07945 139061

Fri 25th Sep 7.30 PM Live Love Dance Weston

Fri 25th Sep 1-3.30 PM Recovery Seminar (Cormac Russell & Mark Gilman presenting on ABCD & Recovery) Council Chamber, County Buildings, Stafford. ST16 2LA contact Josie Bowen ( to reserve a place.

Sat 26th Sep 1-7pm Trafford Recovery Music Event

Sat 26th Sep 12-5pm Leicester Recovery Walk & picnic in the park -Meeting at Clock Tower Leicester -walking starts at 12pm

Sat 26th Sep Recovery Street Film Festival outside M&S Fargate , Sheffield

Sat 26th Sep Lexi climbs Mount Everest (16-18 day trek)  Please Support

Sun 27th Sep Salford Family Fun Day

Sun 27th Sep Double Impact Run For Recovery in Robin Hood Half Marathon

Sat 26th Sat 26th September 12noon 3rd Gloucestershire recovery walk starting at the Hub Bistro, Southgate street, Gloucester, GL1 1TX- freeSep 12-5PM Recovery Rocks the Gardens A Festival celebrating Recovery, Dorset Gardens Patk Brighton

Mon 28th Sep Celebration of Recovery Event Sheffield Town Hall: Contact Tracey ford 0114 2736881

Tue 29th Sep ‘Flipped It’ a Film Premier Colwyn Bay Theatre at 2pm (film starts at 2:30pm) To showcase Recovery from Custody Journeys: Trailer

Tues 29th Sep Cape Town Sober & Sexy Exhibition South Africa

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #ukrecoverymonth #recoverymonthuk #recoverymonth