Apply to S.T.A.R

Thank you for wanting to find out more about working with STAR.

Please choose the relevant option below:

Apply to attend the Life Course – spring 2023

Apply to become a STAR-approved centre

Thank you for wanting to find out more about becoming a STAR-approved centre.  We’d love to get in touch with you to find out what you’re doing already and how you think we can help.  We will only use your data for contacting you; we won’t use your data for marketing purposes or pass your details onto anyone else.

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Find a STAR-approved community

Thank you for wanting to find a STAR-approved community.  Please tell us where you live and we’ll let you know about your nearest STAR-approved centres and the range of services they currently offer.  We will only use your data for contacting you; we won’t use your data for marketing purposes or pass your details onto anyone else.

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S.T.A.R Approval Levels

We offer STAR Approval and membership to STAR.  There are three levels detailed below that you can access.


  • Our STAR Approval levels are designed to be flexible so that you can work through at your own pace as a church or community.
  • We offer great value for money where you receive ongoing support and access to expertise.
  • You receive a personalised experience with a dedicated STAR Coordinator.

Level 1

Discovery package

  • A free discovery session to find out more about becoming STAR approved.
  • A free ‘Breaking Fear and Stigma’ session to hear from an expert, with the opportunity to meet other STAR members.
  • Access to observe one of the free online STAR Life Courses, providing basic training in supporting individuals.

Cost: FREE


Level 2

Core Element package includes:

  • STAR Welcome Training: covering the values of STAR, First Impressions (welcome team training) and how to have Healthy Conversations.
  • Addiction Awareness (understanding the basics and best practice).
  • Personalised consultation with a STAR representative throughout.
  • Mental health awareness webinar.
  • Facilitator’s training.
  • Breaking Fear and Stigma sessions.
  • Policy templates.

 Cost: Suggested donation

Level 3

Membership package includes:

  • Training to deliver the Life Course, including all course materials.
  • Local STAR Lead training.
  • Training for 6-8 people to become a Friendship Team, including more on responding to presenting needs, Next Level Addiction, Mental Health and Crisis support, Breaking Fear and Stigma.
  • Workshop to develop a local crisis support signposting list.
  • Equipment box set.
  • STAR Welcome training for new core team.
  • Mental Health Awareness for new volunteers.
  • Facilitator’s training.
  • ‘Supporting others’ material.
  • Breaking fear and stigma sessions.
  • Access to the STAR Helpline and other membership support for volunteers.

 Cost: Membership fee

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