We work with colleagues from the Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnerships to reduce the harm caused by the use of substances within our communities. Health Promotion’s contribution to this is to provide training, public awareness and research and evaluation.
- To access help and information for someone with an alcohol or drugs problem visit Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnerships.
Training, Support & Local Resources
We offer training and support to anyone who works or volunteers with individuals that may be impacted by alcohol or drugs:
|Alcohol Brief Intervention
Aimed at anyone who may come into contact with someone at risk of drinking alcohol at risky levels.
|Alcohol and Drug Training for Managers
Aimed at workplace managers, supervisors, human resource and occupational health professionals.
|Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Provides information about alcohol related birth defects and practical advice.
|Overdose Awareness and Early Intervention
Aimed at Staff or volunteers working with groups/individuals at risk of drug overdose including supported accommodation and justice setting workers.
Aimed at Staff working in Education establishments, Youth Work, Social Work, Families and Foster Carers, Youth Justice System, Health Visiting and Family Support.
Aimed at People who work directly with groups of young people in areas of inequalities and wish to demonstrate that your interventions have made a difference.
Anyone who works with members of the public is welcome to access our training. If you have a specific request for training or support then please get in touch via the contact details below.
- Find out more about drugs and how they affect the body at Know the Score.
- Find out more about alcohol and older people at Alcohol and Older Health.
Programmes and Campaigns
Each year we support National Awareness Campaigns and would like to invite partners to engage with the following:
- Overdose Awareness Day – 31 August each year.
- Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – 09 September each year.
- Festive Alcohol Campaign – December each year.
- Rethink Your Drink – Summer each year.
Social Influence Programme (secondary schools) is an evidence based prevention and early intervention programme to reduce multiple risk behaviours and promote health and wellbeing. The programme is based on a 3 step model:
- assess need
- evidence based intervention
- measure impact
Watch these two videos on the ‘social norms’ programme.
Social Influence Programme (youth justice) following the success of the above programme a year-long pilot was completed in December 2016. The purpose of the pilot was to test the transferability of the programme within this new setting.
- Social influence evaluation report.
- The ‘social norms’ approach to alcohol misuse prevention: Testing transferability in a Scottish secondary school context
The Forth Valley Recovery Community organise a range of peer support activities for those in Recovery in the Forth Valley area.
This includes organised walks, fitness classes, mutual aid meetings and a number of Recovery Cafe’s hosted in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling.
Find Local Recovery Cafes
Find your nearest Recovery Cafe using our Service Finder.
Get in touch
You can get in touch with the team by completing our contact form.