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Useful websites

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland is Scotland's national alcohol charity. The website provides accurate and accessible information about alcohol, its associated harm and how it affects different sections of society.  Global, national and local policies, research findings and current news articles can be found on the site as well as briefings on key alcohol issues e.g. minimum pricing and licensing.

 

Aye Mind

Can young people use the internet, social media and mobile technologies to improve their mental health and wellbeing? Aye Mind has worked in collaboration with young people and workers to bring together a suite of positive digital resources and methods, for widespread use.  Created in partnership between Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS, Snook, the Mental Health Foundation and Young Scot.

 

Choices for life

Website containing information, advice and facts about drugs, alcohol, tobacco and online safety. Aims to raise awareness amongst young people about the risks and dangers of substance use and misuse, including smoking, alcohol consumption and drugs.

 

Know the Score

Website which contains real-life stories relating to substance misuse. The website also includes downloadable substance information leaflets, information on a range of drugs, appropriate agencies for signposting purposes, regular police warnings, and updates regarding both legal and illegal substances. Provides information regarding effects and legal issues of drug use and misuse.

 

Quit Your Way

NHS service with specialist support for schools and youth organisations.  The service aims to give young people information about smoking and tobacco to allow them to make informed decisions.  Smokefree Services give young people easy access to facts about smoking and information on how to access local support to stop smoking.

Smokefree Young People and Schools Services covers the following:

  • Youth Stop Smoking Service
  • Smokefree Schools
  • Smoking prevention
  • Secondhand Smoke
  • Work with Schools and Youth Organisations to develop Smokefree policies 

 

Talk to Frank

Website which contains downloadable information, videos, quizzes, interactive games, and advice regarding drugs. The website also highlights real stories relating to substance misuse and provides relevant signposting information. Provides factual information and up-to-date advice on drugs, and a range of issues relating to substance use and misuse.

 

Tobacco Free Generation

Youth work essentials developed by Ash Scotland and Youth Scotland with support from Youthlink Scotland, Fast Forward, Young Scot and Scottish Government as part of the Youth Sector Tobacco Prevention Group (YSTPG).  The site provides

  • information on tobacco in Scotland and your area;          
  • accessible session ideas and resources;
  • tobacco awareness raising sessions for workers;                           
  • case studies and examples of effective practice;
  • networking opportunities;
  • support to help your group or organisation address tobacco issues effectively.