Friday, March 28, 2008
Teenagers are drinking an average of 44 bottles of wine a year
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Leaflets for display stand....
- There are some good leaflets at http://www.fpa.org.uk/products/sex_and_relationships_education_publications/
- The Pregnancy / 4girls / 4boys ones are quite good. If you ring them up they should give you some samples.
- There is always ask frank for drugs etc: http://ddshl.broadsystem.com/freeleaflets.aspx
- You might also want to contact your local pregnancy crisis centre (part or care) - http://www.careconfidential.com/
They had various leaflets that we thought were useful.
- http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/ have free some leaflets on truancy - search for Trevor's dilema and Samena's nightmare
- Scripture union also have some resources that you might consider:
They did one called Help - sometimes life hurts but it's no longer listed.
- The home office also have a series of leaflets on various things, ie, making a victim personal statement. Maybe they have something you might want a copy of.
- There is also one called Stop and search - know your rights. See here for details. I'm sure there are other, similar ones out there..somewhere
- speak.org.uk produce a series of postcards that are designed to raise awareness of global issues of injustice.
- mind.org.uk have a series of information sheets about various subjects, such as self harm, depression, grief etc.
- Spring Harvest has produced some brief leaflets called Big issues
- See this post about booklets for those moving from primary to secondary school. Similarly, see this post about Life Actually for those leaving school
- If you are looking for leaflets to help parents, checkout http://www.parentlineplus.org.uk/
- See my post about tracts
- I've not looked into it, but what about some promptional info for people like:
There are lots of other leaflets I've come across, and they mostly seem to concentrate on drugs or sex. I'd like to see someone working on some other issues that seem to be overlooked (at least from a Christian point of view):
- personal safety
- night clubbing
- depression / mental health issues
Before you set out a load of leaflets for your young people to browse, consider editing what information you should display and when. Some parents might object if you gave them access to certain leaflets - something you need to consider.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Raise drinking age to 21?
See this article on the BBC. Here are some quotes:
- "Alcohol-related conditions such as liver disease have doubled in less than a decade, to 262,844 a year"
- "The number of people taken to Accident & Emergency with alcohol-related injuries has also doubled to 148,477 a year"
- "Excessive drinking by young people has seen a 20% rise in hospital admissions in England over the last five years"
Friday, March 23, 2007
How harmful are alcohol and tobacco?
The argument is that drugs like alchol is more dangerous than some other illegal drugs...
Monday, March 19, 2007
The Independent: cannabis
- 10,000 the number of teenagers treated for cannabis addiction last year, double the figure for 2005 and 10 times the figure for 1997
- 60+ per cent of cannabis consumed in Britain is home grown
- 21 per cent of 16- to 24-year olds have taken cannabis in the past year
- 25,000 schizophrenics could have avoided the illness if they had not used cannabis
- 12 per cent of children aged 11-15 have taken cannabis
- 9 million+ Britons aged 16-59 have used cannabis
- £1billion+ is spend on the drug each year
- 9,600 under-18s are in treatment for cannabis problems
See part of the article here
Saturday, March 03, 2007
www.lftw.org - drug training
Friday, February 16, 2007
Most spiking cases 'just drunk'
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Drugs day - radio interviews
"A report out soon will claim that young Asians in the UK are getting into drugs faster than ever before - with drugs becoming more readily available. The BBC Asian Network takes a look at how widespread drug use in the Asian community has become."
Monday, December 18, 2006
Monty Don - Growing Out of Trouble
It's new on tomorow night on BBC2 at 9pm, then Thursday at 9pm
Monday, September 25, 2006
Fifteen-year-olds in Britain are among Europe's heaviest users of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco
Friday, September 15, 2006
Friends 'persuaded us to smoke'
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
13 and 11-year-olds...English girls drank more
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
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Thursday, October 06, 2005
- It's all gone Pete Tong - there's lot of bad language in it, but there's a couple of scene's that you might be able to use if you wanted to talk about the addictive effects of coke...chapter 5 and 22. It involves a giant badger.
- Starsky and Hutch - I seem to remember that Hutch dabbed with some drugs
- Zoolander - I think there's a bit about two thirds through the movie when Matilda gets high and does all kinds of crazy things. I'll have to dig out the tape to see if it's relevant.
- I just remembered that I have a copy of Traffic on my self...it's been there for about a year...
- Found this lesson on a YFC site: Talking donkey drugs lession
- Gaging the UK's drugs use
- http://www.hopeuk.org/ have some teaching material that looks at it from a Christian point of view...I think there are some leaflets on there too.
- Spring Harvest have some small leaflets called big issues that look at drugs and other issues
- Ascension: Clubs, Drugs and the eternal high by Cameron Dante, Craig Borlase
- A Christian perspective on drug education
- Watched this last night...not a brilliant film, it does however show how been off your head can cause you to get into difficult situations...this guy called Mitch ends up nearly shooting someone after doing some LSD (he didn't realise). The film seems to suggest that it messed his brain up big time...not just for the short term, but that there will be long term consequences.
- What would are the consequences for the individual, friends, society as a whole? What research is there available?
- Call the Cambridge Centre in Scarborough...see if they have any new leaflets / info they have. Maybe there's something new to report...
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