An introduction to drugs and working with young people @ Online event via Zoom
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

An introduction to drugs and working with young people.

Helping youth workers develop understanding about drugs and young people

This online, hour long, interactive workshop is aimed at youth workers. We will help you learn about current drugs in use, and any relevant (to you) legislation. We will discuss ways you might manage drug issue with the young people you work with, in a safe, positive and non-judgemental way.

County Lines – what youth workers need to know @ Online event via Zoom
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

County Lines - what youth workers need to know

Learn about county lines and how they might affect the young people you work with.

This short workshop will explain what a county line is and how they work. You will look at how young people are recruited into drug gangs, and discuss ideas to help keep them safe, and where to get help, should you need it. This is a practical session aimed at youth workers.

Hope UK Fundraising Quiz Night @ Hope UK Centre
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hope UK Quiz Night

Gather all your smart friends into teams of five or six and join us for a mind-boggling brain teaser, fundraising event to support Hope UK

Gather all your smart friends into teams of five or six and you could show off your knowledge on movies, geography, general knowledge and drugs. (We knew there was an Egghead in you!) It costs £10 per head to take part with refreshments included. All the money raised will support Hope UK’s drug education work.

According to The Ministry of Justice, children between the ages of 10-17 committed 1 in 10 drug-related crimes in Northamptonshire. Between 2020 and 2021, Northants Police issued 32 warnings or convictions to children and young people. It is estimated that cases of drug-related mental health in Northamptonshire increased from 128,000 to 133,500 among 16-year-olds and over.

Our mission is to help young people make drug-free choices and to build their resilience so that they can make informed, independent decisions. We work with schools and colleges across the county, holding workshops and talks that help young people make healthier decisions.

It will be a great pleasure to have you with us at this fun, but crucial, event. See you then!

Drugs in your community – practical ideas for a local church @ Online event via Zoom
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drugs in your community – practical ideas for a local church

Helping church develop policies and practice to help their communities

Aimed at church workers in the UK, this one-hour, interactive workshop will help you improve your policies and practice. You will discuss the drugs you are most likely to encounter (including alcohol) and look at different ways a church can help their local community.

Nitrous Oxide – What’s it all about? @ Online event via Zoom
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Nitrous Oxide - What's it all about?

A short online workshop to help parents, teachers, youth workers and others understand the use of nitrous oxide, and the risks involved.

Use of nitrous oxide as a recreational drug has been increasing in the UK. Many adults who work with young people recognise this, but are not sure what it is, what the risks are, and if they should worry about it. In this work shop we will help you understand what use of nitrous oxide can do, and why people use it. We will briefly look at what the law says. We will also help you think about how you might talk about this with the young people you have contact with.