Teenager shows KCA’s support in poems

A 16-year-old girl who came to KCA for support with alcohol use has written two poems to mark the end of her treatment. The alcohol use had been negatively impacting on her relationships and mental health, but since engaging with KCA over a period of months, she now has her alcohol use under control and…

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Dedicated project for young people’s mind and body

Young people in Canterbury will now benefit from a dedicated pilot project aiming to give support and advice on self-harming behaviours. KCA’s Young Persons’ Service has been awarded funding for the project, The Mind and Body Programme, after GPs in Canterbury highlighted the limited support that is available for young people around this issue. Funded…

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School girls take charge educating about alcohol

Two year nine pupils have been educating their classmates on the effects of alcohol, as part of their GCSE Citizenship course. Both Megan and Leah, aged 14, are students at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Faversham and contacted KCA’s Young Persons’ Service to ask for advice and information to help with their talks to their…

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Young people making music

A series of workshops have been organised with Pie Factory Music in Ramsgate by the young persons’ service. In their recording studio, the young people were taught skills in music and sound making, lyric writing and music technology. Everyone worked together and created their own CD to take home with them. One young person said: “It…

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Mid Kent Practitioner’s Forum Diary Date

Practitioner Forum

The next Mid Kent Practitioner Forum will take place from 12.45pm to 4pm on Wednesday 14 November in the auditorium at The Quarterhouse in Folkestone. The forum is open to any practitioner who supports young people with substance misuse issues. The new forum will take place every six months and has been set up to…

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Festival Know How From KCA

KCA Young Persons’ Workers attended Hevy Festival in Mid Kent – here trying out our new KCA gazebo

KCA Young Persons’ Services have been out and about at Festivals this summer – giving out advice and information to young festival goers and talking about our services. KCA’s Festival ‘know how’ includes safety tips such as what to pack, arranging meeting points with your friends and avoiding smoking in tents. Our message: have fun…

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