2013 Conference

Towards Recovery Conference – Helping to build a recovery community
Our first Towards Recovery national conference was held at the Henley Recovery Cafe on 23 November 2013. We had a diverse range of delegates representing a variety of UK based and International recovery and addiction services. Many of our delegates are also in recovery and we were delighted that they chose to share their inspiring recovery stories throughout the programme.

Speakers included:
Huseyin Djemil, Founder, Towards Recovery
Wendy Dawson, CEO, The Ley Community
Colin Powell, Smart Recovery
Mark Gilman, Public Health England, Strategic Recovery Lead Substance Misuse
Andy Partington, CEO, Yeldall Manor (YM) – YM real life recovery stories
Kathy Gyngell, Centre for Policy Studies (CPS)
Treflyn Lloyd-Roberts, General Secretary, International Substance Abuse & Addictions Coalition (ISAAC

Available post-event resources:
Photos from the conference available on our Flickr page and Facebook page
Video playlist from the conference available to share & embed from our Youtube channel
Download the conference programme
View the registered delegate list
Download Mark Gilmans presentation

(Click top left ‘Playlist’ to access all videos)

The conference was free to attend, and we asked delegates to give a donation to two residential rehabs that have been providing treatment that leads to long term recovery for decades – You can do this through their giving pages:
Yeldall Manor & The Ley Community.

The conference was managed and financed by Green Apple Consulting Ltd.