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Children's Programme

Silkworms is a support programme for children aged 7-12 years affected by the addictions of a close family member.

The four day programme incorporates various games and activities to help children understand addiction and its effects, in age appropriate language, while providing a shared experience for youngsters to help one another’s understanding.

A safe and supportive environment is created in which to help children explore their feelings and the impact of addiction on them and their family, as well as providing them with tools to help them manage their emotions and to keep them safe beyond the programme.

Regular children’s meetings after Silkworms ensures participants continue to be supported with living alongside addiction while offering a new group environment based on friendship and trust in which to share and explore their thoughts and feelings.

Children are often one of the first to feel the pain that addiction can bring to a family member and often the last helped. Silkworths Children’s Programme changes that by giving the child a voice and an arena to feel safe in talking about their feelings.

Next Steps

Anyone who believes they may have a dependency to alcohol or drugs can ask for a free consultation with a counsellor.

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