Young people

We offer a service to young people affected by drug use (including new psychoactive substances or 'legal highs') and/or alcohol use. The focus of working with young people is to prevent harm and to try to avoid any possible escalation to problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

The Young Person's Worker provides:

  • One-to-one advice and support regarding young people’s own drug and/or alcohol use
  • Group work to raise awareness of how to make informed decisions
  • Joint working and referral to other services as appropriate, in line with GIRFEC principles
  • Help to access community resources, services and support
  • Awareness raising and training events for professionals working with young people