Taking action on smoking and health
In late 2020, the Engagement team at ASH Scotland commissioned a consultation to explore smoking, young people and mental health. This was conducted by YouthBorders and Lothian Association of Youth Clubs.
A copy of the report and recommendations on how youth services in Scotland can be supported to enhance young people’s health and wellbeing through addressing smoking can be found here.
ASH Scotland will shortly be commencing activity to address these recommendations.
If you have any questions regarding the development of activity in this area, or are keen to be involved, please contact: Joanne Buchan, Development Lead: Children & Young People firstname.lastname@example.org.
The #befree campaign helps young people to identify with being happier, fitter, better off and achieving more by being smoke-free.
These free resources include a range of top tips that will enable conversations with young people about smoking in the context of their overall health and wellbeing.
Click here for our be smoke-free, be happier top tips.
The Tobacco-free Generation youth work resources include a bank of short, interactive tobacco education activities to help equip young people make confident and responsible decisions on smoking, health and wellbeing. Section 6 has an activity for exploring smoking and mental health with young people.
The pack is available to download by creating a free account at www.ashscotlandmoodle.org.uk.
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
ASH Scotland acknowledges with thanks the support of the British Heart Foundation and the Scottish Government in developing our website.