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Prevention Solutions and Education

In order to make an impact on generational change around how we view addiction to drugs or alcohol, we need to start with education, which includes the workplace as well
as schools.”
– Jason Wyse, CEO of Silkworth Group

We believe that Education for Children and Adults is key to working towards assisting in generational change with attitudes towards Alcoholism and drug addiction.

The evidence is on our side. Addiction and related behavioural health conditions are not only treatable but preventable. In other words, we have the science to get ahead of behavioural health issues in a big way—by starting early, using proven effective practices, and working collaboratively.

That’s why prevention science and practices are at the core of The Silkworth Groups mission to help more people live healthy lives. Our research-informed programs, curricula, services, and resources are designed to keep healthy people healthy, strengthen families, and foster community health and well-being.

By focusing on risk and protective factors, and by bringing the most effective prevention practices and resources to the fore, we can equip and empower healthier, happier communities everywhere.

 

Prevention Solutions

Prevention initiatives and activities benefit people of all ages and in all situations. But protecting the health and preventing risks early on, when behavioural health patterns first begin to take shape, can be particularly powerful. That’s why most of our prevention services products and resources are focused on youth and school communities.

At Silkworth we tailor Education Programmes for Secondary Schools individuals to the school itself as well as taking into account the age range within the year group that we are working with. Each session covers addiction as an illness, the consequences of misusing a substance, and a personal share from a recovering alcoholic/addict. All groups are interactive with plenty of time for conversation and questions around the nature of addiction.

We also provide tailored programmes for employers around addiction in the workplace. These programmes cover Addiction within society today, stigmas, signs to look out for as well as specific information for managers. We also help employers with their Alcohol and drug policies in order that they are fit for purpose and in line with best practice.

Our prevention specialists and trainers work alongside students, school staff, families, and communities to build life skills that last—whether surveying attitudes and behaviours, implementing new programming, assessing the effectiveness, or promoting greater awareness.

Education is key to generational change around how we deal with and view drug and alcohol addiction.

 

Please contact us for further information on our education programmes: info@silkworthgroup.org

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