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Addiction & Recovery training: Relapse and Recovery


Start date: 10 Nov 2018 - 09:30
Finish date: 10 Nov 2018 - 12:30
At The Old School Rooms, St Michael's Centre


Our training, now in its fourth year, aims to equip churches and pastoral care workers to better understand and support people struggling with addiction and the issues they are facing on their recovery journey.

It is best experienced as a whole course, but can also be booked as standalone sessions. They all run from 9.30am to 12.30pm, with coffee being served from 9.15am.

We ask for a voluntary donation of £5 per session which will go towards the work of Life Recovery Group.

You can book your place here. Or call 07858 757226 to let us know you're coming.

Here's some information about this session's speaker:

Relapse and Recovery - 10 November 2018
Ant Newman, Recovery Navigator

Originally from Southampton, Ant started his recovery career as a housing officer & drugs worker at the YMCA in 2002. He went onto work in a variety of job roles a local charity called Society of St James in 2007, including needle exchanges & rehab programmes, as a Drugs & Alcohol worker and Care Co-ordinator. From 2010-2014 he ran Saints4Sport: a recovery project collaborating with local football clubs in sports, education and employment.

Since moving to Bristol in 2014 he has volunteered with Life Recovery Group and worked as a Recovery Navigator for Bristol Mental Health services. Ant currently works for Joseph Studios, a design and carpentry studio which runs an occupational and creative program for volunteers in recovery. Ant is also a Lifeskills trainer for Crisis Centre Ministries and a Love Bristol community house leader. Having had his own brushes with addiction and mental health he is an ever learning pupil of his own recovery.