The 3rd UK Recovery Walk!!! Cardiff, Wales 10th September 2011
The date of the walk coincides with the successful Recovery Month in theUSA which has inspired the Welsh walk organisers, and which promotes the benefits to society of effective treatment for substance use disorders and mental health problems
Wynford Ellis Owen, who chairs the event committee, said:
“We want this Recovery Walk, the first in Wales, to be an event to remember! The US Recovery Month model which I admire lauds the contributions of good treatment providers, and spreads the positive message that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. This is precisely what the Welsh National Recovery Walk embodies.
Through this walk we hope to engage with the UK Recovery community, and reach out and generate greater support amongst family members, friends and supporters of those in recovery.
The Recovery Walk is, in essence, a civil rights issue and will go a long way towards countering the considerable amount of prejudice, discrimination and stigmatisation of people with addiction and mental health problems that still exists in society.
We hope as many people as possible will join us on September 10th in Cardiff, putting positive faces and voices to recovery, and be effective and attractive advocates for the ‘hope of recovery’.
There’s one thing we can promise, there’ll be a welcome second to none in the hillsides, in the valleys, and throughout Wales for all those attending this first ever Welsh National Recovery Walk. It’s going to be an once-in-a-lifetime experience!”
To register for the walk and to receive further information, send an email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.