‘Why Drug and Alcohol Education is so important’

Our friend Jonathan Simpson, the Mayor of Camden, recently wrote an article about the Amy Winehouse Foundation for the Huffington Post. In his piece, he explains the importance of our Resilience Programme for Schools in educating young people about drunk and drugs.

“When the Winehouse family started work”, writes Jonathan, “they spoke to people in recovery from addictions. One of the constant stories they heard was that people made decisions, in part, because they were not given any information on the impact that drugs and alcohol will have on their health and lives. Far too many young people and their families are affected by substance misuse, yet it continues to be a subject that people avoid talking about”.

You can read Jonathan’s article online here http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jonathan-simpson/amy-winehouse-drug-and-alcohol-education_b_3378000.html, and you can find out more about our pioneering Resilience Programme here (https://www.amywinehousefoundation.org/resilience-programme-for-schools).

About the Amy Winehouse Foundation

In Amy’s memory, we work to inspire children and young people to build their self-esteem and resilience, so that they can flourish.

Our work is inspired by Amy’s spirit, her love of children and the challenges that she faced in her own life.

Today, the Amy Winehouse Foundation helps thousands of young people to feel supported and informed so that they are better able to manage their emotional wellbeing and make informed choices around things that can affect their lives.

We’re able to do this because of the support we receive from people like you. Anyone who believes in young people can become a part of our work and Amy’s legacy. By supporting our work, you will help them to transform their lives, flourish and be heard.

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