Substance misuse and young people course comissioned by South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Teignbridge District Council


Please see message below from Becca Hewitt with course details:

 board 953161 1920Good afternoon.

Following intelligence suggesting professionals would benefit from more information on substance misuse and young people, we have commissioned a course, to be delivered locally, by YSmart.

We will be charging a nominal sum of £25pp in order that we can maximise the funds we have in order to expand the course to as many professionals as possible. 

The one day courses are to be held at the following locations:

Wednesday 8th March, Cary Room, South Hams District Council Offices, Totnes.  Refreshments from 0900, course time 0915 – 1700 hours

Friday 24th March, The Long Room, Teignbridge District Council Offices, Newton Abbot.  Refreshments from 0900, course time 0915 – 1700 hours

The course outcomes are as follows:

  • To understand the context of substance misuse and young people
  • To Explore reasons why some young people are more at risk of substance misuse
  • To identify protective/vulnerability factors for YP's substance Misuse
  • To Explore Drugs their effects and legal classifications.
  • to raise awareness of the impact of parental substance misuse on young people.
  • To explore the cycle of change and basic strategies to support/encourage change
  • to look at the Tier system/confidentiality and competency to consent to treatment
  • Information about local/national services to support Young people around substance misuse
  • Using case studies to consolidate learning

Please bring a packed lunch, other refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited and will expect them to fill quickly. To book your place please e-mail me and let me know who you would like the invoice to be made out to.

Best wishes,


Becca Hewitt

Community Safety Manager

South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership

Environment, Health and Wellbeing

Teignbridge District Council

Forde House, Brunel Road

Newton Abbot

Devon TQ12 4XX

Tel: 01626 215873


Our local Councils work with the Police and other partners, as part of the South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership, to make South Hams, Teignbridge and West Devon even safer places to be. We aim to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour whilst building confidence in our communities.

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