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COUNCIL STAFF TAKE DRUGS ADVICE TO FESTIVAL-GOERS

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Wolverhampton City Council is teaming up with the Joint Commissioning Group to provide information at this weekend'...
Wolverhampton City Council is teaming up with the Joint Commissioning Group to provide information at this weekend's V Festival on where people can go for confidential drugs advice.

Staff from the youth service and communications team will be handing out leaflets, credit card keepsakes and frisbees featuring agencies and a free helpline which can all be contacted for information and advice about drugs issues.

The staff will be talking to festival goers at Weston Park on August 19 and 20 after organising the activity with the help of the Joint Commissioning Group, which is made up of a range of partners and is the body that oversees drug misuse prevention and drug misuse treatment funding for Wolverhampton.

They will be giving out contact details for the free national Frank helpline, Wolverhampton's Base 25 and Horizon House, run by Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust, and the YMCA Bridge Project.

The activity has been organised to help young people know where to go to get help on drugs issues and raise awareness among festival goers of the agencies and helplines available.

Frank aims to ensure that young people understand the risks and dangers of drugs and their use and know where to go for advice or help as well as give parents the confidence and knowledge to talk to their children about drugs and support professionals who work with young people, especially vulnerable groups.

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