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.
Addaction Cornwall - the county’s drug and alcohol service - has issued a warning and advice after several people have been hospitalised and one teenager tragically died after taking an unknown substance.
Speaking about the Scotland drug-related deaths figures released today (Tuesday 3 July) Director of Addaction in Scotland Andrew Horne said: “The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland is once again an awful tragedy."
Clients from drug and alcohol charity Addaction are taking part in a ‘world first’ clinical trial to investigate if MDMA could be used to treat alcohol addiction.
The study will follow a group of Addaction clients, each of whom have volunteered to take part in ten therapy sessions over eight weeks.
Parents should be aware of the signs of gaming disorder — but know that it’s rare, says mental health charity Addaction.
Video game disorder was classified as a mental health issue earlier this year, and several cases have recently come to light.
Drug and alcohol charity Addaction and Halton Borough Council are working together to prevent young people being trapped in lives of crime and exploitation.
The new project ‘Risk and Resilience’ is supporting children in Runcorn, Cheshire who are at risk of being drawn into criminal activities b
As exam season approaches, drug and alcohol charity Addaction has said students need to know the risks of using ‘smart drugs’. In recent years these substances have grown in popularity among students as a way to stay awake and sharpen focus.
Director of Addaction Scotland Andrew Horne says: “Addaction has long been in favour of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland, so we’re delighted about the new legislation coming in tomorrow (1 May 2018).