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Addiction & Recovery training: The 12 Step Programme & Mutual Aid Groups


Start date: 11 May 2019 - 09:30
Finish date: 11 May 2019 - 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 07557 056462 to let us know you're coming.

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

The 12 Steps & Mutual Aid Groups - 11 May 2019
Lydia Davenport, Drug & Alcohol counsellor

Lydia is a trained addictions counsellor and has worked in the substance misuse field for around 8 years. Having worked in a variety of settings (residential rehab, hostels and supported housing), Lydia is now a team manager at a drug and alcohol agency. Lydia is passionate about using evidence and research to inform good practice and finding ways to train and equip local churches to serve people with addictions. 

Having worked in a 12 step rehab and trained in delivering 12 step based treatment, Lydia is particularly interested in how the Church interacts with the 12 step philosophy and passionate about myth busting misconceptions about 12 step meetings and philosophy.