Thornbeck College

Thornbeck College is an Independent Specialist College providing personalised programmes to autistic and neurodivergent individuals

Working together to inspire, support, celebrate and equip autistic and neurodivergent people to fulfil their potential in life.

As part of the Preparing for Adulthood framework learners are support to increase their skills and understanding relating to good health.

During Tutorials this week learners have covered drugs and alcohol education. Learners were supported to access a range of tasks, activities, discussions and community visits including:

  • The difference between legal (good drugs) and illegal drugs (bad drugs)
  • The effects of drugs, alcohol and smoking
  • Where drugs can be obtained (shop/pharmacy, prescription from a doctor or drug dealer)
  • Peer pressure
  • Answered questions to scenarios surrounding alcohol, drugs and smoking
  • Socially acceptable drugs such as caffeine, alcohol and nicotine have on the body, even though they are socially acceptable and widely used
  • Visit to a local pharmacy 

Supporting the learners to increase their knowledge and understanding in relation to drugs and alcohol has had a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.

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