Addiction & Recovery Workshop Testimonials

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What have our industry peers said of their experience of attending Music Support’s Addiction & Recovery workshop?

Participants who have completed Music Support’s Addiction & Recovery Workshop have told us the following:

  • 97% improved their personal knowledge and understanding about addiction
  • 96% improved their confidence in recognising the signs and symptoms of addiction
  • 96% improved their personal knowledge of the factors that perpetuate the cycle of addiction
  • 95% improved their confidence about starting a conversation aimed at guiding an individual towards recovery
I honestly needed this workshop as I've been working with some people who are really struggling. It was a breath of fresh air to take a step back and look at the information without emotional attachment.
I loved being in the space with other people in recovery…as I felt it brought an extra element of empathy for people, too. I genuinely believe we changed people’s minds and opened their hearts in this space.
It was an insightful and informative session. Norman is a great trainer, putting everyone at ease, and being open about his own lived experience does make a difference. I've gone away have learnt a lot that I know that I can put into practice.
I really enjoyed the course, going into it I thought four hours seemed like a long time but it went very quickly in a good way! The facilitator was excellent, one of if not the best I've come across. I thought there was a really good mix of presentation and group work which I found helpful

“I gained a lot from this experience and found the course very insightful. I felt at ease and enjoyed the group discussions because everyone had a chance to voice their opinions and share knowledge. It was great to learn in a friendly environment and I feel more confident in discussing this subject going forward which is something I really wanted to achieve from the course.”

“Incredibly positive and welcoming learning environment. Norman made learning easy yet such in-depth information was shared. Loved the group approach to it, much more presence by everyone than a solely presentation-based course. I had never seen the breakout room function on zoom before and found it great! the interactive style really bought about a focus and presence from the participants and everyone was made very comfortable to speak. Norman was everything I had heard he would be – a total gem and a wonderful fountain of knowledge”.

“Norman was an excellent and very warm facilitator. It was very engaging with good use of breakout rooms for group work. The real-life experiences provided a human element to the training and the fact a lot of it was backed up with personal experiences meant a lot. Norman created a safe space for us to explore a potentially sensitive and personal subject and I personally felt comfortable by the end to be able to share my lived experience. The materials were brilliant, and the cycle of addiction and recovery really helped me gain a much more in depth understanding of the process”.

“This was by far the most welcoming yet thorough workshop on addiction/recovery I’ve attended. I found it to be informative on the science of addiction as well as the step work, yet very easy to follow. I could have used this when I was in treatment!”

“It was a great experience with so much helpful information and very worthwhile. I would highly recommend this course to others. I came away from the workshop with a much better understanding of addiction and recovery and feel I would be more confident to talk to someone about this in the future”.

“I just wanted to take a minute to thank you properly for your inspiring delivery yesterday. This course was a real eye opener for me in some respects, not least as it made me realise, somewhat starkly, how far I have yet to go in terms of my own recovery. I feel that the foundation you provided with this course will undoubtedly set us all in good stead to go forwards in helping others to forge positive paths for themselves.”

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Thank you to The BRIT Trust, TPG, Backup Tech, Massive Attack, Hipgnosis Songs, We Need Crew and Rock-It Cargo for your kind support with this project