What we do

The STAR model helps churches and organisations work together to deliver appropriate support for those affected by addiction.

Our carefully designed framework ensures that STAR communities operate with confidence and knowledge using our courses, resources and support.

Emma, STAR individual member

Everyone that attended said the session was excellent and informative. All areas were well explained and easy to relate to issues we already come across on a daily basis.

– Southend Volunteer


Membership and STAR Approval

Are you a church or community organisation with a heart to reach out to people in addiction in your community? Don’t know where to start? Need some help and advice? We have all the resources and guidance you will need to support and impact your community.

We want to see churches and organisations equipped and growing in confidence, knowledge and collaboration. The STAR Approval model has been expertly designed to upskill, equip and train volunteer teams to become recovery-supportive communities, gaining a national recognised standard.

Recovery group close up


STAR Life Course

Recovery group close up




The STAR Life Course is a 6 or 12 session course, where guests are encouraged to join & go through a series of topics helping them to address their struggles with any addiction, destructive habit or compulsive behaviour.

Each of the six topics enable participants to explore different stages of their recovery path, to move toward a place of freedom.

The courses and programmes have a holistic approach, considering the Body, Spirit and Mind with sections focused on these three different areas.


Upcoming Courses

TBA – Contact us

Course format

Sessions are conducted via Zoom, with the group opening at 7:00 PM. The course begins promptly at 7:10 PM and concludes at 9:00 PM. We encourage participants to join from Week 1, but we understand that circumstances may differ and you are welcome to join at any point during the course.

Once you have signed up, you will receive an email containing detailed instructions on how to join the sessions.


Topic 1: CHOICES


Topic 3: THE PIT

Topic 4: OWN UP

Topic 5: GET RIGHT


Guest Outcomes

1)  100% of our guests said their connection spiritually grew

2)  53% of our guests were free of addiction for 3+ months

2)  60% increase in teams confidence to support those in addiction

I have been on the STAR course since week one. This has been a year of change for me and finally taking responsibility and active practical steps to change.

Online Life Course Guest, Anonymous


Online Learning Hub

We realise the pressures of bringing volunteer teams together, so we offer the Online Learning Hub which is a tool that volunteers can access to practically grow in their learning. We have a range of training and resources available to members, for more information click here.


Discovery Sessions

STAR provides individuals and teams with vital support to understand and take active steps to growing in addiction and recovery support.

The STAR Team run information sessions to join online throughout the year, to hear more of what we do and time to ask questions. This is a great way to see how our model can benefit you and your community.


Next Discovery Session

11th June 2024 1:00pm

Public Speaking

Our STAR founder and director, EMMA HEATH regularly speaks at churches, conferences and events. If you would like to invite Emma to attend an event as a speaker, please send your enquiry to [email protected].