Hundreds of students sign up to BeReady

13 March 2017

Hundreds of students from across Cheshire have been learning about drug and alcohol as part of a week-long safety programme.

The BeReady programme at Reaseheath College welcomed experts from Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) to talk to more than 600 students about substance misuse.

Students also attended events on internet safety, resilience, financial advice, fire awareness and road safety.

Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service Manager Neil Johnson said: “This week has been really useful as we’ve been able to talk to hundreds of people who are at a time in their lives where they are more likely to experiment or take risks where drugs and alcohol are concerned.

“It’s not about telling them what they can or can’t do. It’s about giving young people information and education so that they can make more informed decisions.

“BeReady has also allowed us to raise awareness of our service. We’ve already had one young person refer to the service on the back of the programme, so I’m pleased the students are clearly taking our advice on board.”

Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service helps hundreds of people on the road to recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. The service has recently expanded and now provides drug and alcohol support to local young people, as well as adults across East Cheshire. Visit the Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service page for more information.

To speak to a member of Cheshire East Substance Misuse Service please call 01625 712 000 (Macclesfield) or 01270 656301 (Crewe).

Photo: CWP Substance Misuse Service Manager Neil Johnson speaks to students at Reaseheath College

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