Weekly Bulletin 27/05/2022


Welcome to our next Weekly Bulletin. There will be no weekly bulletin next week and the weekly bulletin will return on the 10th June 2022.

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.

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

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

Monday Nights UK Wide meeting with James has been cancelled on the 30th May. This meeting will return on Monday the 6th June with Andrew now facilitating.

Our Veterans will be receiving NALOXONE Training on the 17th June kindly offered by a local community outreach team.

Our Veterans will also be attend a Veterans camp on the 10th-12th June.

Are you a SMART facilitator?

Do you live in England?

You could get Free Mental Health First Aid Training

Online course, go at your own pace

30 hours, certified training with certificate after successful completion

Thanks to government funding, We Find Any Learner can provide a free nationally accredited distance learning courses. These courses are great for personal development, confidence and are a great way to improve CPD in the comfort of your own home. The courses take around 30 hours in total to complete and you will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate from TQUK, CACHE, or NCFE at the end of the course. They also have online or over the phone tutor support throughout their learning journey. 

To be eligible, learners just need to be:

  • Over 19 as of the 31st of August 2021
  • Living in England
  • Not on an Apprenticeship

Level 2 courses are available nationally. They can also offer three Level 3 courses for the following areas, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire & Humberside, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, West Midlands, East Midlands Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire.

If this is of interest, please contact We Find Any Learner direct on 01226 958 888. Or you can register by using this link:

NB: SMART does not endorse this company; we are just passing information on that may be of interest to our facilitators and partners. If you have any queries or issues, please take them up with the company.

New Online SMART Meeting, Ripley

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