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Substances can be drugs and/or alcohol.
We neither condemn nor condone drug use. We can help you to look at reducing harm and help you make more positive choices about your use of substances by providing non-judgemental, credible and up to date information, advice and support.
ONE TO ONE SUPPORT
Are you affected by your own substance use?
Are you affected by a parents substance use?
Young people can be referred for one to one support from the substance use project worker or access one of our drop-in services to chat to a worker. Young people can also refer themselves. To make a referral please contact Caroline for further information.
DRUG AWARENESS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The service is also able to provide drug awareness inputs for schools and other youth settings. We currently have a school programme which runs from Primary 7 to Senior Phase at high school. All our inputs are age and stage appropriate and meet with the Curriculum for Excellence Health & Well-being outcomes.
Drug Awareness inputs can also be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups. If you would like your school or youth setting to receive drug awareness inputs please get in touch to discuss your needs and costings.
In addition we are also able to provide training and awareness sessions for professionals, parents and carers. Training can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific group or you may wish to access training which is currently available:
Please contact the substance use project worker to discuss costings and needs of your group.
For further information on any of the above services please contact the Substance Use Project Worker, Caroline Crozier.
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07702 555537
ALCOHOL AWARENESS TRAINING
LAYC has launched their training programme for 2022/23 and this year we are delivering training events on alcohol.
Caroline will be facilitating the following sessions:
ALCOHOL AWARENESS – this session will focus on increasing awareness of alcohol, looking at risks and effects, and understanding of measuring alcohol including information on the impact of alcohol use in Scotland. This session aims to give participants a better understanding of alcohol to have conversations with young people
PARENTAL ALCOHOL USE & IMPACT ON CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE – this session will look at the impact of parental/carer alcohol use and give participants a better understanding of the issues young people face. This session will also look at how to support young people and signposting to other services.
YOUNG PEOPLE & ALCOHOL USE – this session will focus on young people’s alcohol use trends, why young people use alcohol, types of alcohol use and recognising risk and will incorporate signs of problematic alcohol use. This session aims to give participants the tools and knowledge to support young people.
PRACTICAL WAYS TO ENGAGE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ON ALCOHOL AWARENESS – this session will look at brief interventions that those working with young people can use and resources to provide a toolkit for those working with young people around alcohol and its use.
PART 1 – this session will focus on group work with young people around alcohol and its use providing tools and resources.
PART 2 – this session will focus on 1:1 support with young people around alcohol and its use again providing tools and resources.
FREE TO LAYC MEMBERS/£60 NON-MEMBERS
If you are interested, you can find further information here on how to book a place: Training Courses (laycbookings.org.uk)
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