Training

Our Current Courses

We offer training on various subjects, but they are all informed by our passion to involve and co create our work with people who have lived with their own experiences, whether it be mental health challenges like addiction (often with arrests and prison or homelessness) or others. We make sure all our offerings are accessible and friendly, avoiding jargon, stigma and aiming to make even complex ideas understandable. We believe everyone has great things to offer, and we hope our training shows this by the content and those who deliver them with real life experience.

Addictions with behaviours are more controversial, but work exactly the same in the brain and respond to the same support and strategies as other addictions. This is an informative 3 hours course with examples from a myriad of addictions relating to sexuality. Book your place for a morning session on Tuesday 6th June 2022, online (Zoom) or in person with KC at the Hayman Room, the Edge Cafe, 351 Cambridge, Mill Road. Or reserve your space at our first evening slot on 25th October (online or in Cambridge). After any of our training you will be sent your own 3 hour CPD (Continued Professional Development) certificate after attending regardless of whether you join online or in person in Cambridge.

Recovery isn’t easy, and it isn’t quick. Many work for their whole lives to recover, and plenty relapse and many do not recover. Yet we have many stories of those who do recover and the training is ran by someone living recovery from addiction. We offer tools, principles and practices that work for many. New dates for 2022: Tuesday, 5th July.

Understand environmental, biological and behavioural causes. What happens in the brain during the addiction cycle, and what has been found to help. We look with seriousness at the chronic nature of addiction, yet keep in mind hope with real life recovery stories or substance addiction like alcohol and other drugs, as well as behaviours like gambling. Book your place for our 13th September training in the morning in Cambridge (alternatively offered online via Zoom).

Course TitleCourse VenueCourse DateCourse Timings
Porn & Sex Addiction TrainingZoom or Cambridge16 June9:30am – 12:30pm London/GMT
Recovering from AddictionZoom or Cambridge5 July6:30pm – 9:30pm London/GMT
Introduction to Addiction TrainingZoom (Cambridge location confirming)13 September6:30pm – 9:30pm London/GMT
Porn & Sex Addiction TrainingZoom or Cambridge25 October6:30pm – 9:30pm London/GMT

Learn the differences between collaboration, involvement and co-production. Understand the benefits, identify and remove the barriers, and learn how to successfully facilitate or be involved in co-production work. Learn about all the aspects of co-production from those that work with it daily. This course has been co-designed and is co-delivered by The SUN Network and a facilitator with lived experience of mental health challenges, and is designed for people with lived experience, service providers and service funders (commissioners) Contact us for more information enquiries@sunnetwork.org.uk.

Our next dates for our online co-production training are:

  • 11th February 2022, from 9:30am-12:30pm, to book onto the training please click here.
  • 25th April 2022, from 1pm-4pm, to book onto the training please click here.
  • 15th June 2022, from 1pm-4pm, to book onto the training please click here.
  • 20th September 2022, from 1pm-4pm, to book onto the training please click here.
  • 16th November 2022, from 1pm-4pm, to book onto the training please click here.

Contact us about our group booking discounts, to discuss a time and date that works best for your team or to register your interest or to chat with us.



Courses Coming Soon

Dual Diagnosis:

Mental health challenges intersecting with substances and behavioural addictions in 2022.

Facilitating a Meeting:

For volunteers needing a confidence boost and some practice and tips refreshing for 2022.