Drug & Alcohol Awareness Seminar
As part of the Girls Learning Trust wellbeing provision this year parents and carers are invited to a drug and alcohol awareness seminar.
Wednesday 3rd April at Wallington High School for Girls
7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Trust would like to invite parents and carers to a drug and alcohol awareness session on Wednesday 3rd April at Wallington High School for Girls in the main school hall from 7.00pm to 8.30pm led by Asha Fowells, Drugs Educator at The Foundation
This is created by the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, a drug education charity set up by Fiona and Tim Spargo-Mabbs in 2014 after the tragic death of their 16-year-old son Daniel as a result of taking ecstasy. The aim of the charity is to support young people to make safe choices about drugs and they are now working with students, teachers, parents/carers and professionals in more than 200 schools, colleges and community organisations across London and the South of England.
The world for young people is a very different place than it was for their parents, including in their vulnerability to risk from drugs and alcohol, and this workshop provides a great opportunity for you as a parent or carer to become more aware of what issues face your children, and what you can do to help them stay safe. Fiona is regularly interviewed by the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and various radio programmes and you can see her speaking on ITV’s This Morning in May 2018 about what parents can do to support their children to make safe choices by clicking on the image of Daniel below.
The workshop will involve finding out about:
- levels of young people’s exposure to drugs and alcohol
- factors that affect young people’s decisions about drugs and alcohol, including teenage brain development
- what young people need to know about the risks of drugs and alcohol
- what it’s useful for parents and carers to know, and practical suggestions for what you can do to support your children to stay safe.
The Foundation team, including their Youth Ambassadors, would love to speak to you after the workshop and answer any questions you may have. Or perhaps you’d like to hear more about how you could help them with fundraising or raising awareness of the charity? This parents’ workshop is provided to our school free of charge by the Foundation so any donation you are able to make would be really appreciated by Asha, Fiona and their team.
Feedback from parents after workshops is always very positive, and those that come always leave saying every parent needs to come to one of these workshops as it gives them greater confidence to handle those important conversations at home.
“Thank you so very much to Fiona and her team from the DSM foundation for the absolutely brilliant, courageous and informative talk to parents at Greenshaw High School this evening.”
“Such a personal, heartfelt and informed presentation. Very relatable. Thank you.”
"A real eye opener for parents"
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