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Supporting young people in Wokingham

Lee Barefoot, Deputy Manager at SMART Wokingham tells us a little of what’s been happening with their Young People’s Service.

‘The team have been flat out in Schools over the last two weeks completing drug and alcohol awareness work with the young peeps in preparation for the 6 week Summer Holidays. They have developed a ‘Drunkopoly’ game, which helps to provide information and educate young people around the risks, legalities, and support networks associated with alcohol. The aim of the game is to give young people the facts about alcohol and to provide all the information they need to keep safe.’

‘Drunkopoly has proved to be a great way to engage the boys and girls and has opened up many useful and interesting conversations. A massive shout out to Kendall and Nina, SMART Wokingham Recovery Workers, who have worked really hard on making this happen.’

‘We have started supporting children whose parents use substances, providing them a safe place where can express themselves, feel less isolated and create their own safety plan should things get a little out of hand. We facilitate sessions so that the child leads the conversation, with our workers putting what’s is needed in place.’

‘I’m really proud of what we are doing in Wokingham, we have a great team, it’s an exciting time.’


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