Introduction to Substance Misuse

The latest NHS Digital survey of school-age children, conducted in 2016, showed that nearly a fifth (18%) of pupils said they had taken drugs in the last year, an increase from 2014. The Department for Education data for 2016/2017 showed school exclusions for alcohol and drug use have increased substantially in recent years with fixed term exclusions up by 34% since 2012/2013 and permanent exclusions up by 95% since 2010/2011. The Substance Misuse workshop is suitable for any adults who want to learn more about this topic and its relevance to young people in their care.

 

Course Summary

 

Delivered by clinical professionals, this two hour workshop aims to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on health, with a focus on strategies that support young people to make healthy and timely choices. The course will cover an understanding of the issue of substance misuse in young people today and the law. Delegates will learn how to identify signs of substance misuse in young people and gain a better understanding of why young people misuse substances, the consequences of substance abuse and how to support young people who are misusing substances.

 

This course also forms part of our three day Mental Health Champions Train the Trainer programme.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

  • To be able to identify signs of substance misuse in young people
  • To gain a better understanding of why young people misuse substances and the possible consequences
  • To discuss how to support young people who are misusing substances

 

Added Benefits

 

To give more people the opportunity to develop their understanding, we have teamed up with The Skills Network to offer all schools that purchase our Whole Staff programmes the opportunity to access additional Level 2 Distance Learning courses in a variety of related topics. Not only can school staff benefit from the accredited programmes, but parents can also access them – free of charge.

 

 

Cost

 

Prices start from just £400 for a whole staff, two hour workshop, with bespoke packages and discounts on larger numbers available.  Individual places costing £35 per person can also be booked on our open courses where applicable.  See the ‘Contact Us’ section below for more details.

 

Contact us

 

To book your own course, please call 01733 373187 or email mentalhealthtraining@ymcatrinity.org.uk.  For the latest open course dates, visit our Training Courses and Workshops page.