Weekly Bulletin 13/05/2022


Welcome to our next Weekly Bulletin. If you would like us to include something on our weekly news, please get in touch by emailing info@smartrecovery.org.uk. This weeks latest news is….

We are still recruiting and I can confirm that the deadline for applications has been extended to the 30th June at 5pm. See below advert for information on our new roles which are available.

Take On Addiction: the campaign has ended and we have raised just over £7,000.00. Even though the campaign has now ended, you can still leave an anonymous donation till the end of this month here.

We have been invited to attend the Home Office Drugs Summit in London. The Minister for Crime and Policing, Rt.Hon. Kit Malthouse MP is delighted to invite you to the National Drugs Summit 2022 as announced in the Government’s 10-year Drug Strategy (From Harm to Hope). This will be held on the 19th May.

UK SMART Recovery supports academic research, and we would like to draw your attention to a PhD being undertaken by Mr Kevin Mcinerney at the University of Derby. He is studying the psychosocial characteristics and the role of Meaning and Purpose in late onset problem drinking. Participants do not have to have a formal diagnosis of alcohol use disorder. Problematic alcohol use in older people is understudied and research like this can help to improve the knowledge base and level of understanding around this population so that people can get more effective help. The research adopts mixed methods and initially will involve participants completing a 10-minute online survey about their own experience and relationship with alcohol. Additionally, participants can opt into being contacted by Kevin about the second phase, a 121 conversation around specific questions, like a very informal interview conversation with the questions shown in advance.We would be grateful if you could share this opportunity within your network as this population is difficult to recruit and we are keen to generate more research like this in the UK. Thanks in advance for any hep you can give. Link to website here – https://derby.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ezYtCDqPnTRrpVc and more information can be found on the below picture. #research #addictionresearch #universityofderby #alcoholresearch

Scotland’s Glasgow meeting can be found here. This meeting will be continuing next week at 5pm before returning back it it’s normal time of 2pm.

Kelly will be starting her facilitator workshops, at 10.30am on a Monday for the next four weeks. These are held on Zoom. Meeting id: 892 6273 7259 Passcode: 695686. For more information, please email kellyd@smartrecovery.org.uk  

Kelly will also be doing a facilitator support meeting for our facilitators on the last Wednesday of the month (25/05/2022). If you would like to attend, please contact Kelly at kellyd@smartrecovery.org.uk.

Jeni and Angie will be attending #iamnotokay at the City Hall Sunderland next Friday. Pop along to our stand to meet the team and find out more about SMART. More information can be found here – https://www.themusselclub.com/events/the-mussel-club-i-am-not-ok

Zoom have recently changed some security settings on all our accounts which means some meetings make not go ahead at very short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we hope this is a temporary issue which we are looking into currently.

New SMART Recovery meeting in Wallsend

New SMART Recovery meeting in Paignton

Reinstated SMART Recovery meeting in Paignton

New SMART Recovery meeting in Torquay

New SMART Recovery meeting in Brixham

New SMART Recovery meeting in Peterhead

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