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Posted on: 17th June 2015

Open Road attend Mid-Kent College ‘Health and Wellbeing’ event

On Wednesday 3rd June, the Open Road team from Medway visited Mid-Kent College in the attempt to raise awareness and give advice to future and current students.

The Mid-Kent College Health and Wellbeing Day is an annual event aimed at the new cohort of students who will be looking to attend Mid-Kent College in 2015/2016.

The Medway team engaged with young people throughout the day, raising the awareness of the dangers of alcohol and drugs.

Simon Ablitt, Service Manager for the Medway team explained, “Feedback from the students was very positive, with many taking a keen interest in the resources on display. Open Road’s young people’s service continues to go from strength to strength and attending events such as this will only improve our reputation in the Medway area.”

From left to right. Simon Ablitt (service manager), Lorna Synnott, Charlotte Tinton-Ingram, Nicha Dyett and Victoria Walters.

“This proved to be a fantastic opportunity not only to showcase our service but also inform next year’s students at Mid-Kent College that there is a service in their local area that can support young people around alcohol or substance misuse.”

This day was part of a series of events that Open Road is hosting this June. Every June, Open Road celebrates National Recovery month, celebrating the success of service users on their road to recovery. Each of the six Open Road centres throughout Essex, Suffolk and Medway will be holding separate events in various areas throughout the month. The Medway team provided a stall for young people, displaying various leaflets, information and advice about harmful substances and addictions, showing the effects of drugs and alcohol.