Events

One off events

Recovery Street Film Festival – open for entries 2022
Now open for 2022 entries! Read more about the theme for film submissions to our 2022 competition, take a look at our resources aimed at helping you to make your film, and submit your film when it’s ready.

Free Naloxone Training
Various dates in August. Location: Bristol. Learn how and when to administer Naloxone – come along to learn how to save a life! | BDP, UK

Recovery Rising: Theme Lived Experience Organisations
Thu, 1 Sep 2022 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM BST. Almost 14 years ago Faces and Voices of Recovery UK brought the first Recovery Month celebration to the UK, emulating what the US had been doing for years. Recovery Rising will be the launch of the FIRST Recovery Month in Scotland For the FIRST TIME highlighting the need to support, develop and invest in Lived Experience Recovery Organisations | FAVOR, UK

Adfam National Forum: Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Thu, 1 September 2022, 10:30 – 12:00 BST. Adfam’s latest practitioner welcomes Professor Harry Sumnall of Liverpool John Moores University to talk about drug and alcohol prevention | Adfam UK

BuddyUp Volunteer Training
Fri, 16 September 2022, 09:30 – 16:00 BST. Do you want to be a life saver? With our training you can remotely support someone injecting drugs alone, and send help if they need it | Cranstoun, UK

Recovery Walk Scotland Paisley 2022
Sat, 24 September 2022, 11:00 – 16:00 BST. Recovery Walk Scotland is the largest recovery event in Scotland and has been held in different locations across our beautiful country since 2013. The event is comprised of three parts: Roses in the River Memorial, Recovery Walk Scotland procession through the city centre and a Recovery Festival and Village in Paisley | Recovery Walk Scotland, UK

Its game on for the Recovery Games
Sat, 24th September 2022. After a two-year absence due to the pandemic the Recovery Games is back and taking place at Hatfield Activity Centre in Doncaster, DN7 6EQ on 24 September 2022. The all-day event is a key attraction in the recovery calendar bringing together people from all walks of life from across the UK to celebrate the achievements of people in recovery from a drug and alcohol dependency | Aspire, UK

The NHS APA invites you to join us at our free and virtual conference
Tues 8th of November 2022. Following on from our 2021 conference which focused on spotlighting the problem of stigma and its impact on people with addiction, our 2022 conference aims to build upon its success and the success of our #StigmaKills campaign to put strategies for tackling stigma into real action, both as individuals and across our sector | NHS APA, UK

Monthly events

Loss through addiction cafe
Join the Good Grief Trust’s ‘Loss Through Addiction Virtual Café’, starting from Thursday 10th February, 6-7pm, and then taking place every 2nd Thursday of the month. The virtual café provides a safe space where people who have been bereaved as a result of addiction can come together; to share their experiences, listen to others and share what they have found has helped them get through difficult times | Adfam, UK

Annual Events

International Overdose Awareness Day
31 August, every year. International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind

International Recovery Month
September. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery throughout the world with activities and events.

UK Recovery walk
September. Each year FAVOR UK members guided by the bidding process choose one UK city or Town to host the National Recovery Walk/Event.

World AIDS day
1 December, every year. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

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