When it comes to learning about the negative impact of drugs, alcohol and self-harm, there is nothing as powerful as hearing the raw and real stories from people who have been through it. The Five Lives team have all had personal experience of drug and alcohol addiction or self-harming. They deliver hard hitting workshops in which they tell their own stories. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience to impart to students. They also tackle the myths that surround self-harm and addiction, increasing students’ understanding and helping them to make wise decisions.
We visit schools thoughout Devon and so far we have visited Sidmouth College, The King’s School, Clyst Vale Community College, Tiverton High School and Isca Academy.