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Responding to Young People and Substance (Mis)Use

About the course

This course, delivered over four half-day online sessions, will enable and encourage participants to consider past, present and possible strategies and approaches to young people (up to 18 years old), drugs and drug use and the contexts – social, educational, and health – within which those strategies and approaches exist.

The first two sessions will focus on how we inform, advise and educate young people and the final two sessions will consider support and “treatment” options. Both will differentiate between universal, targeted and specialist approaches.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • discuss the range of substance information and education approaches aimed at young people and their impact and effectiveness
  • illustrate and demonstrate a planning framework for the development and design of substance-related information resources for their client group
  • discuss, compare and contrast the aims and objectives of substance-related ‘education’, ‘prevention’, ‘intervention’ and ‘treatment’
  • summarise ‘targeted’ and ‘specialist’ interventions appropriate for young people who are at risk of/presenting substance-related issue(s)
  • Identify opportunities to develop their workplace practice.


Who is the course for?

​The course is designed for anybody working in a health and social care and/or education or other settings with young people up to 18 years old.


Duration: Four half-day sessions


Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams


Please note that all course dates, times and locations will be confirmed closer to the start date.

For further information about courses, please contact:

Telephone: 0161 358 1365 


As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

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