Schools Education Programme

“IN ORDER TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON GENERATIONAL CHANGE AROUND HOW WE VIEW ADDICTION TO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, WE NEED TO START WITH EDUCATION THAT INCLUDES THE WORKPLACE AS WELL AS SCHOOLS.”

We believe that Education for young people is key to working towards assisting in generational change with attitudes towards alcoholism and drug addiction. At Silkworth we tailor Education Programmes for Secondary Schools individual 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, consequences of misusing a substance, 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. Secondary Schools play an important role, both inside and beyond the classroom in preventing alcohol and other drug harm. With a focus on influencing students’ values, attitudes, knowledge and skills so they make healthier decisions.