News & Events
- 24-02-14 : SMMGP Clinical Update 2014 #1 Now Online
- 18-02-14 : Network #36 Now Online
- 05-02-14 : Would a Professional Association be beneficial to the Alcohol & Drugs Workforce?
- 15-01-14 : Blenheim Community Drug Project - 50 Recovery Stories
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(Posted 18 February 2014)
Issue 36 of "Network", the SMMGP Newsletter, is now available to read online, download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, or browse as a "digital publication" from the Newsletters section in the Resource Library.
For the first time we are bringing Network Newsletter to you in an online format only without a paper copy. For almost 18 years we have provided Network free of charge to anyone who has asked, and we have never used advertising. In the past we have funded the paper copy of network via educational grants but the period of austerity has meant that this has become more difficult.
We know that some people prefer online formats, which include standard web pages, downloadable PDFs and digital publication versions. However, we know that it's difficult to beat the ease-of-reading and convenience of a printed copy. We would like to provide printed copies of future Network editions, but cannot guarantee this at present. We want to continue to provide Network for free. We would also like to avoid having to fill Network with pages of advertising.
So... we would like to ask for help from our readers. If you feel that Network is useful to you now or has been in the past, please consider donating a small amount to help us continue to provide it.
Donations can easily be made via the "Donate to SMMGP" button found at the foot of every web page on our website. Alternatively, please contact us for other ways to pledge support. Please also contribute to the SMMGP Forums or contact us to let us know of your views about us changing to an electronic format.
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(Posted 5 February 2014)
Skills for Justice is conducting research on the demand for and potential benefits of a Professional Association dedicated to the Alcohol & Drugs Sector. Your opinion would be invaluable to help to assess whether setting up a Professional Association could be valuable to you and the Alcohol & Drugs Sector.
The survey aims to explore...
- the demand for and benefits of, if any, of a Professional Association dedicated to the Alcohol & Drugs Sector;
- the potential features (roles and services) that such Professional Association should include.
Following up on previous research on the needs and potential benefits of a Voluntary Professional Register for the Alcohol & Drugs Workforce, research findings highlighted that developing a Professional Association may be the most appropriate long-term instrument to address the challenges faced by the Alcohol & Drugs Workforce. The survey aims to explore this potential solution. Furthermore, establishing a Professional Association could lead to the future development of a high profile and impactful Voluntary Professional Register.
The survey should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete, and can be found via the following link...
The survey will close on 17 February 2014.
Skills for Justice would welcome the views of those involved in the Alcohol & Drugs Sector such as workers and other professionals, students, volunteers, teachers, policy-makers and commissioners of services.
If you have any difficulties, or would like further details about the work, please contact Sophia Verhaeghe by e-mail at Sophia.verhaeghe@sfjukor by phone on 0114 231 7399.
Thank you for your support.
(Posted 15 January 2014)
Blenheim CDP is a charity that provides support services for drug and alcohol users, families and carers.
It is celebrating 50 years of social action this year and as part of this they are publishing 50 stories of people's recovery. A new story will be released every Monday at www.blenheim50.wordpress.com by picture, text, audio and video.
Please sign up to their blog or follow them on Twitter to receive notifications of these inspirational journeys of recovery.