We are delighted to announce that following the success of our Gala Dinner and Awards last year, and the incredible support we received from all our Foundation Partners and friends, we are going to host another one!

This will be held on Saturday 19th October at the magnificent TITANIC HOTEL in Liverpool.

There will be an awards ceremony once again to celebrate our partners and friends, and the support you have all shown, as well as a drinks reception, fantastic 3 course dinner, auction, entertainment, guest speakers, performers and DJ!

Here is a reminder of last year’s categories, winners and photos from the NIGHT.

So please get the date in your diaries ASAP and we really hope to see you all again this year!

For more details or to book your tables and tickets, please get in touch with Vivien:

STF Physical Wellbeing & Yoga Class

Do you want to improve your Wellbeing by taking part in some exercise with like minded people?

Come and join us every Wednesday as our Wellness coach Josh takes you through some fun strengthening exercises, combined with boxing, band work and stretches. This is followed by our yoga guru Kerry who will take you through some relaxing yoga poses and meditation.

You can go at your own pace, all ages and abilities are welcome!

12pm – 1pm

SMART Recovery Meeting

SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) is a programme that provides training and tools for people who want to change their problematic behaviour, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, internet and others.

Guided by our team of SMART Facilitators , participants come to help themselves and help each other using a variety of CBT therapy and motivational tools and techniques.

The 4-Point Programme is the foundation and building blocks of SMART.  Many of the tools and techniques can be used not only for your recovery journey, but to help you deal with future problems and achieve more satisfaction and balance in your life.

The four points are: –

– Building and Maintaining Motivation

– Coping with urges

– Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours

– Living a Balanced Life

What makes SMART different?

SMART is secular and advocates personal choice. People make a choice to engage in problematic and addictive behaviours. They can also make a choice to stop. Everyone has the power of choice and can choose to change unhelpful or harmful behaviours.

People are not their behaviours so language like ‘addict’ and ‘alcoholic’ is not used. People seeking recovery are empowered to choose what works best for them, from a ‘tool box’ of methods demonstrated in meetings and training materials.

Participants are free to engage with other services or mutual-aid groups which they find helpful; there is no single pathway to recovery. Once a healthy, positive and balanced lifestyle is achieved, participants are free to move on and pursue other goals in their life.

Born Survivor 2024


Following the success of the events last year,  The Standing Tall Foundation and Willowbrook have again partnered with Born Survivor to bring you a fundraising challenge like we’ve never offered before! This is a joint fundraising event meaning you can simultaneously raise money for two fantastic causes

If you’re after a new physical challenge for you and your friends then look no further than Born Survivor, a charity fun run set in the beautiful grounds of CAPESTHORNE HALL. Make no mistake, Born Survivor’s not your average mud run or obstacle fun day – this is the ultimate military obstacle course challenge!

Born Survivor courses are set using the natural terrain features with up to 30 epic military training inspired obstacle challenges. Join thousands of participants in the starting cage and prepare to run, climb, haul, leap, slide and crawl as you stampede round the 10km or 5km course.

If you dare take on this adventure you’ll need a stiff upper lip to conquer the challenge alone. We encourage teamwork and even if you don’t enter as a team we know you’ll assist your fellow Survivors in completing the course. But it’s not a race; it’s designed as a challenge for everyone over the age of 16 to tackle at their pace, whatever their ability.

We would love you to take part either solo or as a team so register today!  Registration is £25 and we ask that you raise £100 Minimum in Sponsorship please.

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