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. Click here to book our next online (Zoom) training Thursday 11th November, 09:30am – 12:30pm, which will be hybrid.  Some tickets are available to join in person with KC at the The Hayman Room, the Edge Cafe, 351 Cambridge, Mill Road. 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.  But we have many stories of those who do 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: Thursday 24th Feb and 16th JuneBook your place for the date that works best for you.

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.  Contact us to enquire about this course availability.

Co-Production Training:

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.

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Courses Coming Soon

Addiction and Substances:

Alcohol, drugs (both illicit and prescribed) cause their own challenges to the body and mind, including tolerance, withdrawal, the reward circuit in the brain and specific damage and challenges brought with specific harms from ingesting these chemicals.

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.