Make it Happen!

You made it happen!

The DDN team would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and supported the 2014 DDN service user involvement conference. It was an action-packed and inspiring day, filled with networking, ideas for positive change and your personal stories of making it happen.

Below you can find coverage of the event – and please let us know your thoughts on the day by filling out the feedback form.

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Make It Happen!


Opening session

Panel discussion


Recovery history

Closing session


We would like to thank everyone who helped to create Make It Happen!, the seventh national service user involvement conference – NUN, UKRF, FDAP; main sponsors Martindale Pharma; all our speakers and exhibitors; therapists Lois and Jo, yoga instructor Karen, and auricular acupuncturists Acudetox Plus; everyone who contributed to the conference programme consultation; our volunteers: Lee Collingham, Beryl Poole, Jules Hunt, Si Parry, Sue Tutton, Carole Sharma, Tidjane Gbane and members of the Coventry and Birmingham recovery communities – Rich Maunders, Emily Goodyear, Kam Sidhu, Carole Darch, Indy Thandy, Mark Quinn, Robin Toft, Carl Allcott, Azad Sparnie, Leon Kearney, Leon Gallagher, Gary Graytrex, Neil Williams, Matt Woodfield, Darren Steele, Paul Carter, William Campbell and Scott Bowren; Paul Husband, photographer at LUF – and most importantly all the delegates whose participation made the conference a success. Hope to see you all next year!

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