Spectrum celebrates visible recovery at the Annual Recovery Games

Spectrum Recovery Service staff and service users from across the North West joined the annual Recovery Games (organised by Aspire), this year held in Doncaster in August, sporting Spectrum’s new service branding.

The Spectrum team competed in a range of challenges throughout the day, including a kayak relay, archery competition, Colour Run and climbing wall activity. This was also a fantastic opportunity for Spectrum’s Recovery Services to come together, after over 12 months of development.

The Recovery Service brings together not only the clinical substance misuse expertise which Spectrum has been renowned for but also psycho-social expertise, group and 1:1 therapy, and our excellent ‘Gateway to Recovery’ programme. The service also benefits from a dedicated ‘Recovery in the Community’ team, which provides much-needed support for offenders being released from prison back into the community.

Sue Thornley, Spectrum’s Head of Healthcare in HMP Kirkham, said, “Everyone at this event has been affected by addiction, either through their own experience or that of friends and family. Coming together for an event like this is inspiring and shows that recovery is possible and achievable.”

Hundreds of guests from across the UK attend the Recovery Games each year. Spectrum didn’t walk away with the trophy this time, but we loved taking part – we’ll be back next year!