National Lottery funding for parents workshops

We’re delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded funding by the National Lottery Community Fund to provide drug awareness workshops to parents and carers.   


These workshops can be delivered in person or live-streamed via webinar, with priority given to schools and colleges in England or Wales that are state-maintained. The funding covers qualifying workshops booked to take place between 1st March 2023 and 28th February 2024 .
The workshops, called “I Wish I’d Known”, in line with the award-winning book for parents and carers on young people, drugs and decisions, written by DSM Foundation director and founder Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, are already part of our core offering to schools and colleges.  The sessions, which usually last 90 minutes, are very highly regarded by attendees, with many commenting that they find them informative, practical and helpful as well as powerful, thought-provoking and non-judgmental.  


Recent feedback includes the following: 

“Just to say a massive thank you for the crucial work that you do. An excellent, highly informative webinar delivered in exactly the right tone… keep up the great work.” 

“It was very thought-provoking in equipping parents to have conversations that they may otherwise have avoided because the topic is so difficult… in fact that evening we had a very helpful and engaged conversation with our two teens at the dinner table… I felt empowered and found the conversation went very well.” 


 If you’d like more information, or would like to look at dates for a workshop for parents & carers in your school, please contact our bookings team at