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Start date: 06 Jul 2019 - 09:30
Finish date: 06 Jul 2019 - 12:30
At The Old School Rooms, St Michael's Centre


Details

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:

From Homelessness to Independent Living - 6 July 2019

Richard Sayer, Salvation Army Hostel Manager

Richard is the Service Manager for Salvation Army Lifehouse (homeless hostel) Logos House in Bristol. Prior to this he worked for the National Probation Service as a manager with the Youth Offending Team, and with adult offenders in groupwork and one-to-one.

Richard has Honours degrees in Social Anthropology and Community Justice. His hobbies include cycling, reading and playing the guitar. He is a Trustee for a Charity called Changing Tunes which uses music to help rehabilitate prisoners and ex-prisoners. He is married with two sons, and attends Woodies Church.

		  
	
			  
		  			  	

Start date: 11 May 2019 - 09:30
Finish date: 11 May 2019 - 12:30
At The Old School Rooms, St Michael's Centre


Details

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:

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.

		  
	
			  
		  			  	

Start date: 16 Mar 2019 - 09:30
Finish date: 16 Mar 2019 - 12:30
At The Old School Rooms, St Michael's Centre


Details

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:

Mental Health - 16 March 2019
PJ Charters, BABCP Therapist

PJ has worked in a variety of settings with those with severe mental health problems: as a team member and Ward Manager for a number of inner city acute mental health admission wards. As a Community Psychiatric Nurse and Care Co-ordinator and then for over 10 years as a Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist working as part of an early onset psychosis service in inner city London. He is an accredited BABCP CBT therapist and supervisor, and a volunteer therapist and supervisor with Network Counselling.

He’s passionate about working with those who experience mental health problems providing excellence in psychological care whilst offering a clearly biblical and practical response to caring.

		  
	
			  
		  			  	

Start date: 12 Jan 2019 - 09:30
Finish date: 12 Jan 2019 - 12:30
At The Old School Rooms, St Michael's Centre


Details

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:

Trauma & Attachment - 12 January 2019
Fr. Giles Lascelle, Psychotherapist

Giles is a UKCP accredited psychotherapist who specialises in working with adult survivors of trauma and childhood abuse. He previously worked for many years as in the NHS as a psychotherapist, trainer and team facilitator in the NHS. He has also worked with Social Services, a number of charities working with mental health and addiction, and in private practice. In more recent years he has also been involved in Christian ministry.

He is the leader of Breakthrough, a Christian Charity that works with survivors of trauma, and which equips and trains people in churches and other ministries to provide effective support and pastoral care to survivors of trauma and others with complex emotional and spiritual needs. He is married to Ally and lives in Bath.

		  
	
			  
		  			  	

Start date: 29 Sep 2018 - 09:30
Finish date: 29 Sep 2018 - 12:30
At The Old School Rooms, St Michael's Centre


Details

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:

Addiction and the Brain - 29 September 2018
Dr. Fegus Law, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Fergus Law has worked in the addiction field for 24 years, initially as a researcher with Prof David Nutt and then as Clinical Lead in Bristol and South Glos and more lately in Wiltshire. He believes that addiction and addictive attitudes are issues that affect us all personally, and can disrupt our relationships with those we care about and with God. He has a particular clinical and research interest in the use of medications, psychological interventions and alternative treatments in therapy for addiction clients, and in particular those using alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiates.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and lectures widely in the addiction field for a number of national organisations and universities, and has contributed to expert groups and the development of several treatment guidelines on addiction treatment. He has written several research papers and reviews, but is perhaps best known for his work in the addiction field on the development of care pathways, protocols, and procedures, as well as self-help materials to empower clients - most notably the Samurai Approach to detoxification from opiates.

		  
	
			  
		  			  	

Start date: 18 Sep 2018 - 19:30
Finish date: 18 Sep 2018 - 21:00
At Cornerstone Church


Details

Vision for Vulnerable brings together people who have a heart to love and serve vulnerable people in the city of Bristol. It's a time for those working closely with vulnerable people to share what's been going on in their field of work, to encourage one another of the breakthroughs they're seeing and to come together in prayer. We aim not just to gather together and pray but to empower one another, sharing and developing the best and most appropriate ways of supporting the vulnerable on a daily basis. We warmly invite you to join us as we pursue God's heart to support the incredible work that is going on in our city in 2018. 

		  
	
			  
		  			  	

Start date: 07 Sep 2018 - 12:00
Finish date: 07 Sep 2018 - 18:00
At St Agnes Park and Church


Details

From the Facebook event:

"The Recovery Festival is back! 
St Agnes Park and St Agnes Church, St Paul's, Bristol 

Kicking off #RecoveryMonth in September, the #RecoveryFestival returns to Bristol on 7th September 2018 for it's sixth year.

The community-ran festival returns to celebrate the achievements and showcase the talents of those in recovery from drugs and alcohol from across the South West.

Whether you’re in recovery yourself, supporting a loved-one, looking to begin treatment or have recently started. The festival is open for everyone and is a great opportunity to join people in sharing strengths, hopes and achievements.

This year we’re pleased to be hosting a variety of local musicians, bands, poets, artists and filmmakers. As well as a selection of great food and refreshments, alternative therapies and taster workshops."

We’re looking for volunteers who can help us with occasional DIY tasks. People who can keep things ship-shape and Bristol fasion for all of the people we work with.

Don't worry – we won't ask you to refit our kitchen (unless you're offering)! It's mainly odd jobs that you might have at home. If you’re handy with a hammer or a dab-hand with a drill, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact Steve Smith, our Volunteers Coordinator, if you think you can help.

Email: steve.smith@crisis-centre.org.uk

Posted: 13:54 on 17-05-18

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