Young people from Halton are calling for defibrillators to be available in every school — and now they’ve won the support of Members of Youth Parliament from across the UK. The Halton Youth Cabinet is organised by drug and alcohol charity Addaction.
We've described today’s drug related death statistics as a preventable tragedy.
Today’s statistics, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that 3,756 people died from drug related causes in England and Wales in 2017.
Addaction volunteers who ‘offer hope, reassurance and humour’ to clients have been recognised for their commitment to supporting those in recovery.
Jane Blundell and Maxine Elwine were honoured for their contributions at the Redcar and Cleveland Volunteer Awards.
Students in Cheshire have become ‘mental health champions’ for their schools, supporting their fellow pupils and raising awareness of emotional well being.
The pioneering new programme from Addaction comes amid warnings of a national mental health crisis in schools.