The NHS SMPA invites you to join their free and virtual conference on the 9th September.
Over the last few years addiction services and those who use them have experienced great upheaval. The 2020 virtual conference is about catching our breath, stepping back and thinking “What does good look like?”
We are very proud to say that our Achieve Alcohol and Drug Recovery Volunteer, Nicola Dalton, will be speaking at the conference.
Nicola currently volunteers with Achieve Drug and Alcohol, Treatment and Recovery Services, Salford and Trafford. Working on the Psychosocial Intervention Team (PSI), Nicola co-facilitates First Step, Relapse Prevention. Nicola has fulfilled many other roles for Greater Manchester Mental Health including; developing trust leaflets, peer mentoring, sitting on interview panels, being service user representative on the new Park House building project and sitting on Dragons’ Den awards panels. Nicola received help and support from the Community Mental Health Team in 2017, after sixteen years of trying to cope on her own struggling with mental health and substance misuse. As her behaviour became more chaotic, it increasingly resulted in blue light services being involved, it was at this point her keyworker suggested that she refers herself into Achieve Drug and Alcohol, Treatment and Recovery Services. Nicola positively participated with the PSI programme and successfully completed First Step Relapse Prevention, even at this early stage she was impressed with the inclusive approach that Achieve weaved into the fabric of all that they do. Once her recovery was becoming more secure Nicola decided to pursue a role with the PSI team at Achieve Salford. In preparation, she enrolled on the Achieve training course, ‘Practically Volunteering’. Being so impressed by the course and a strong advocate of it, Nicola jumped at the opportunity to train to co-facilitate the course and support its’ rolling out to other areas, which she is currently doing. Nicola is extremely focussed and driven by a desire to promote and work for equality of opportunity, whether that it to accessing treatment or for personal and career development. Nicola recognises that at Achieve and throughout GMMH there are an abundance of positive female role models.
More information and book your place
For more information about the event, and to book your place, visit: https://nhssmpa.org/2020-virtual-conference-registration