Posts Tagged public health

Mentor ADEPIS joins expert meeting with UNESCO, UNODC and WHO

Mentor’s efforts to promote evidence-based practice through the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) have been recognised at an international level. We were recently given an exciting opportunity to share examples of good practice from Mentor ADEPIS and contribute to the development of new international guidance at a […]

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How to maximise the health and well-being of school aged children?

Are pupils aware of school nursing services? Are pupils given enough voice and support in schools? This was one of the many themes approached at the “Delivering excellence: Maximising the health and wellbeing of school aged children” conference, held yesterday  by Public Health England and the Department of Health. The […]

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Latest information on young people’s smoking, drinking and drug use

The survey “Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2012”, whose results are just out, is a valuable source of knowledge about what young people really do and think, beyond the media myths. The latest information comes from 7,589 pupils aged 11 to 15 in 254 […]

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Disengaged from school, engaged with drugs and alcohol?

This set of papers ‘Thinking Prevention’ will help those involved in drug and alcohol education and prevention to set out a clear public health case for their work. Key Messages: Disengagement from school, including truancy and exclusion, is linked to drug and alcohol use and other risky health behaviours. Absence […]

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Smoking prevention among young people

This set of papers ‘Thinking Prevention’ will help those involved in drug and alcohol education and prevention to set out a clear public health case for their work. Key Messages Smoking is the main cause of preventable illness and premature death in Britain. Smoking among young people has been falling […]

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Drugs, alcohol and youth crime: Counting the cost

This set of papers ‘Thinking Prevention’ will help those involved in drug and alcohol education and prevention to set out a clear public health case for their work. Key Messages Young people who drink regularly, smoke and/or take illegal drugs have a higher risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour […]

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Young people’s drinking: health harms and NHS burden

This set of papers ‘Thinking Prevention’ will help those involved in drug and alcohol education and prevention to set out a clear public health case for their work. Key Messages: Young people’s drinking carries immediate risks to their health: underage drinkers are significant users of A&E and ambulance services Starting […]

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Alcohol, drugs and sexual health: Tackling under-18 conceptions

This set of papers ‘Thinking Prevention’ will help those involved in drug and alcohol education and prevention to set out a clear public health case for their work. Key Messages: The majority of young women who conceive under the age of 18 have not planned to do so, and young […]

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“Is shisha safer than smoking cigarettes?”

This question was asked by one of the Year 7s at a recent school event we attended. It’s something which can cause confusion. Is tobacco smoke safer when it’s filtered through water pipes (called shisha, hookah, hubble-bubble or narghile), or do long smoking sessions and the large volume of smoke inhaled […]

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Chief Medical Officer’s guidance on alcohol and young people

CMO’s Guidance on Alcohol and Young People  from Drug Education Forum This guidance was produced in 2009 and is still current. The full document can be found here. Key messages include: Young people should not drink alcohol under the age of 15. From 15-17 if young people drink alcohol it […]

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