The DDN National Conference brings together people who use treatment and support services with the providers, commissioners and policymakers.
Working together, we will challenge stigma and build better fairer treatment systems for everyone – systems that are responsive and work for every single person, no matter what stage they are at.
The event is welcoming, inclusive, optimistic and inspiring – but at the same time we are not afraid to challenge what’s not working. By learning from each other we create an experience that goes beyond the event.
Over the past 15 years this conference – you, the participants – have helped to change the treatment landscape and started conversations that have led to truly innovative partnerships. The networking throughout the conference, exhibition (and frequent refreshment breaks!) has resulted in new peer groups and initiatives that have galvanised peer power and representation in many areas and recognised the value of lived experience.
We have challenges ahead, but also many opportunities to directly shape our treatment services. This year’s theme, Many Roads, recognises there are many directions, individual needs and preferences involved in treatment, which we will look at together. But there are also certain elements that we must all move in the right direction with – tackling stigma and seeking out positive partnerships.
If this chimes with you, we want to see you and hear you at the best networking event you can circle on your calendar! Last year it was amazing to be able to get together in person after so long. This year we are action-driven and determined to make this the most dynamic – and enjoyable! – conference ever.
Contact ian[@]cjwellings.com for exhibition stands and group bookings.