The 6th Addaction National Conference is coming to the South East
Hosted by Addaction, our 2016 event is taking place at the Copthorne Gatwick Hotel in Crawley on 21 and 22 November.
We know that everyone takes different paths on their own recovery journeys, we know there’s not always one right answer, and we want to celebrate that diversity. The theme of this year’s National Conference is Addiction and Mental Health.
This isn’t your average industry conference with a typical agenda: the National Conference is an inspirational and provocative event for people in recovery. We aim to champion how recovery and wellbeing can transform lives, families and communities. Delegates can expect to learn about the latest developments in the substance misuse and mental health field, feel inspired by success stories, engage with others, and get involved in interactive workshops
Leading figures will share their expertise, but we also want your views. What do you really think about recovery? How can we promote recovery and foster thriving communities? The National Conference will be an opportunity to showcase your opinions and encourage lively debates.
The National Conference also allows drug and alcohol professionals to develop practical, useful knowledge of recovery and treatment which can be applied to their everyday jobs. Health and drug treatment commissioners will have a unique opportunity to learn more about Addaction’s services and pioneering initiatives such as The Amy Winehouse Foundation Resilience Programme, Drink Wise Age Well and Fulfilling Lives.
Don’t forget – if you are in recovery, and you do not work for an organisation that can support the cost of your registration, you can attend the event for free.
Addaction helps people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health – we support people to making lasting change in their lives.
Addaction has hosted the Recovery Conference since 2010 (held in Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, Glasgow & Greater Manchester), with previous speakers including Johan Hari, Mark Johnson MBE, George De Leon,Janey Godley, Professor Bruce Alexander, Kevin Kennedy and Professor David Nutt, amongst many others.
You can watch highlights from last year’s Recovery Conference in Greater Manchester here.