Alcohol Change UK 2021 Conference programme

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Join us for Alcohol Change UK's two-day online conference on Rebuild and recover: reducing alcohol harm and remaking connections in the post-pandemic world.

Conference Programme

22 September - 23 September 2021

Day 1: Wednesday, 22 September 2021

TimingsSpeakersTopics
09.30-
09.35
Andrew Misell
Director for Wales
Alcohol Change UK
Introduction and welcome
09.35-
10.25
Speaking from experience:
Dr Lee Hogan and members of
Moving On In My Recovery (MOIMR)
Meeting up at a distance:
Providing peer support in the pandemic
10.25-
11.05
Prof Katy Holloway
University of South Wales
Martin Blakebrough
Chief Executive, Kaleidoscope
Online, offline:
How can services support people when and where
they need it?
11.05-
11.15
Ten-minute tea/coffee break
11.15-
11.55
Dr Emmert Roberts, Clinical Lead
Homeless Hotel Drug and
Alcohol Support Service (HDAS-London)
Everyone in! What can we learn
about alcohol harm reduction
from the hotel-based emergency
housing programme?
11.55-
12.45
Getting to grips with the issues:
A chance to network and share ideas via
focussed small group discussions on current topics
12.45-
13.25
40-minute lunch break
13.25-
14.05
Speaking from experience:
Millie Gooch, author
The Sober Girl Society Handbook
Sober millennials: Changing how
we think about not drinking
14.05-
14.45
Larry Marsden, Lead Peer Mentor
Cyfle Cymru
Getting to work: Peer mentoring
people with substance use
issues into employment
14.45-
14.55
Ten-minute tea/coffee break
14.55-
15.35
The bigger picture:
Charlotte Waite, Director of Transformation and
System Change
Platfform
Co-creating a recovery: What if
more resources and more
services are not the answer?
15.35-
15.45
Summary and conclusions:
Richard Piper, Chief Executive
Alcohol Change UK

Day 2: Thursday, 23 September 2021

TimingsSpeakersTopics
09.30-
09.35
Andrew Misell
Director for Wales
Alcohol Change UK
Introduction and welcome
09.35-
10.25
Speaking from experience:
Bloggers: Hugh Davenport and Amanda Mitchell
Locked down, topping up:
"It seemed like everyone was drinking more, because what
else was there to do?”
10.25-
11.05
Richard Piper
Chief Executive
Alcohol Change UK
Working from home, drinking at
work?
11.05-
11.15
Ten-minute tea/coffee break
11.15-
11.55
Justina Murray
Chief Executive Officer
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD)

Stay home, stay safe? Supporting
the families of drinkers through
lockdown and beyond

11.55-
12.45
Getting to grips with the issues:
A chance to network and share ideas via
focussed small group discussions on current topics
12.45-
13.25
40-minute lunch break
13.25-
14.05
Speaking from experience:
Recovery Cymru’s peer supporters
The power of peer support: New
approaches, and barriers
removed
14.05-
14.45
Sohan Sahota, Managing Director
BAC-IN, Nottingham
Drinking undercover: Facing up
to alcohol issues in communities
where drinking is taboo
14.45-
14.55
Ten-minute tea/coffee break
14.55-
15.35
The bigger picture:
Cormac Russell
Managing Director and Founder

Nurture Development

Asset-Based Community
Development (ABCD): Remaking
connections post-Covid-19
15.35-
15.45
Summary and conclusions
Richard Piper, Chief Executive
Alcohol Change UK

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