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Useful Links

Smoking/Tobacco

Ash Scotland

For information, research and campaign support including Scotland's Charter for a tobacco free Generation. 

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.

Cut Films

An award winning anti-tobacco film and creative media project that works with young people, schools, youth groups and in partnership with local authorities to persuade young people to not smoke.

Alcohol

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.

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

Service who works with individuals, families and individuals to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs.  COCSA recognised organised who also also offer introductory and advanced counselling courses and provide bespoke alcohol and drugs training. 

Substance Misuse

Scottish Drugs Forum

A national resource of expertise and training on drugs, alcohol and related issues.  SDF works with policy makers, service planners and commissioners, service managers and staff as well as people who use or have used services to ensure service quality and evidence-based policy and practice.

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.

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.

General

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.