Weekly Bulletin 01/02/2024


Welcome to our next Weekly Bulletin. If you would like us to include something on our weekly news, please get in touch by emailing [email protected].

Know an inspiring SMART Recovery Facilitator?

Then share their story with us – and you might just win them a prize!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our first-ever SMART Recovery UK and Ireland Volunteer Recognition Awards. Between now and 7th June 2024, you can nominate any SMART Recovery Facilitator in the UK, Ireland, and Isle of Man to be recognised for their dedication of empowering people to change their lives and transforming the conversation around recovery and addictive behaviours.

There are four categories to choose from covering every imaginable way to volunteer, and the winners will be recognised at a virtual ceremony in September 2024, as well as receiving a prize and being featured on our website.

SMART Recovery’s work wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers – that’s why we want to make a special effort to celebrate all they do and show our gratitude to the amazing people who make our SMART Recovery community so strong and so vibrant.

To learn more about the categories and to start making your nomination, visit https://smartrecovery.org.uk/awards/.

We can’t wait to read all about your incredible Facilitators!

Australia – LGBTQI+ and SMART recovery podcast

We thought you might be interested in the following podcast from Australia. SMART Groups are made for LGBTIQA+ people in Adelaide interested in managing addiction, including changing their relationship with alcohol and drugs. SMART Recovery groups help people to build and maintain motivation, cope with urges and cravings and to lead a balanced life.

Link to the Podcast – https://joy.org.au/wellwellwell/2024/01/smart-groups/

Winter Wellbeing Festival

“Community Coordinator for the North East & Yorkshire, Jeni Langley, will be representing UK SMART Recovery at this fabulous event this coming Saturday! 😊  It is a huge free event at South Shields Football Ground (1st Cloud Arena) and is a day for all the family. This is a drop-in event with a bouncy castle, live music, free food, free refreshments, guest speakers, free face painting, herbal tea demo and tasting, 4 different craft sections, cooking demonstrations. the Key to Life Bus, over 50 amazing organisations and other optional activities.  Hope to see you there!”

SMART Recovery on the Go!

We will be starting our SMART On The Go meeting again in February! We have decided to make it on a Thursday this year so not to conflict with any other events in the area. 

Come along and breath in the fresh air as we learn tips, tools and strategies from the SMART Recovery program. 

We will run from 15/02/24 until December. Meeting outside Costa, Kirk Wynd Falkirk at 10.30am. 

Link to the meeting listing can be found here.

SMART Recovery Workshops

Want to brush up on your SMART Facilitator skills? Kelly is offering a block of workshops from 16/02/24 for 4 weeks at 10.15am. 

Each week we will go through each point of the 4-point program, learn the importance of the meeting structure and any issues that may arise in your meeting. 

These workshops are open to all facilitators and anyone interested in becoming a facilitator. 

Please use this link for the 4 weeks: 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 6273 7259
Passcode: 695686

New Meetings

New Weekly SMART Recovery Meeting, Wilmslow

New SMART Recovery Meeting, Every 2nd/4th Wednesday, Isle of Arran

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