Last year, Bristol Grammar School held three very well attended and successful Partnership Talks for parents, guardians and carers of BGS students. These focused on drug awareness, anxiety and mental health, and preparing your child for life beyond school. Following the success of these events, a further series of talks has been planned for the 2019–2020 academic year.
On Tuesday 3 December Jo Mallinson of the Bristol Drugs Project will give a Partnership talk on Drugs awareness. Jo started working with young people in 2002 and became a drug and alcohol specialist in 2010. She has extensive practice-based knowledge and an insight into the lives and needs of young people. She currently holds a caseload of young people at Bristol Drugs Project, where she has worked for the last 6 years, and has recently established the Bespoke Education Project (BE project) through which she applies her public health knowledge and harm reduction expertise to deliver high quality education and training packages that are congruent with young people’s experiences. Jo's passion is to affect change in young people’s attitudes and risk-taking behaviour through the influence of parents and peers, and better self-awareness.
More information on the BE Project can be found at https://www.beproject.co.uk or on Twitter @_BEproject This talk will be held in the MacKinnon Theatre and will start at 6.30pm. BGS parents can reserve their place using this link: https://forms.gle/Qqh874PQq85ZYHsb7.