THE Duchess of Cambridge will visit Warminster next month in her role as patron for charity Action on Addiction and attend its Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies.

The Duchess will see the work it does in providing training, education and professional development for those working in addiction and other related fields on her visit on December 10.

This will include meeting course tutors and examiners at the centre, located at Manor House, on Ash Walk, before participating in a tutorial group discussing their training.

She will also join in a ceremony to celebrate the graduation of students from the Foundation and Honours degree programmes accredited by the University of Bath, as well as being given an update on the local M-PACT programmes which takes a whole family approach to tackling substance misuse.

More than 200 students have graduated from the Centre which contributes to raising standards in the field of addiction treatment by training addiction counsellors to a higher standard, and is the only charity-owned and operated centre of its kind in the UK.

Tim Leighton, director of Professional Education and Research at Action on Addiction, said: “Her Royal Highness has visited a number of Action on Addiction’s services already and has seen addiction treatment of individuals and families first hand.

“We are delighted that The Duchess is keen to visit the education and professional development arm of the charity to find out more about training of the people delivering that treatment, and those who will be delivering it in the future across the field.”