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 but stay safe.

Their next appearance will be at The Zoo Project at Port Lympne Wildlife Park in Kent
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Read about how to stay safe at festivals and still have a great time

 

Our favourite Hevy photo!

Workers have been attending festivals in order to give out advice, information and harm reduction.

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KCA Greenwich working in partnership with Greenwich’s Women’s Aid (GWA) to build resilience

Royal Greenwich Young Peoples’ Substance Misuse Service

Our newly appointed family worker Simon Knott has been working hard to promote the service and the work he does with parents and carers. He recently visited Greenwich Women’s Aid to meet with parents to talk about drugs and alcohol and young people.

Although the parents were familiar with the FRANK website they found it useful to be able to talk face to face with an expert who was able to answer their questions.  The question “why do people use substances” was the main focus for the group and Simon facilitated the discussion and encouraged the group to talk about why they thought people used drugs, alcohol and even chocolate. The parents talked about stress factors that sometimes make people use substances, and thought about healthier alternatives. Everyone recognised the  importance of teaching their children positive and healthier ways of dealing with stress and the challenges of life.

KCA Greenwich look forward to a long-term partnership with Greenwich Women’s Aid and will continue to support the work they do with young people and their parents.

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