This week Jane Winehouse, together with Tuba Mazhari from our Prevalence Study team, visited Fleetwood High School in Lancashire to meet students who have recently taken part in our Resilience Programme Prevalence Study. The main aim of the Study, funded by the Big Lottery, is to identify current trends in substance use. This information can then be used to demonstrate the necessity for high quality drug, alcohol and mental health education in schools to commissioners, local and central government officials, and be used to develop more targeted and effective support and treatment services for young people in the future.
This was a great opportunity to share more about the Foundation’s work and do some workshops with the students. The school is also benefitting from our wider Resilience Programme which is delivered in partnership with Addaction and works with students, parents and teachers and focusses on the underlying issues that can lead to substance misuse. We were impressed by the level of engagement from the young people who took part and very much enjoyed hearing their feedback.