Who are we?

Badenoch & Strathspey Drug & Alcohol Forum brings together agencies and community members interested in addressing some of the substance misuse issues in their area. Agencies represented include Police, Schools, Community Mental Health Team, Licensing Board, Streetwork Project, Youth Action Team.

What do we do?

The Forum is essentially a network for sharing information and carrying out small scale projects such as awareness-raising at School Parents' Nights. The Forum has a Small Grants Fund to offer low-level financial assistance to local organisations, such as youth clubs, who may deal with substance misuse. Contact the Chair for further details.

Last summer the Forum participated at the Badenoch & Strathspey Healthy Living Day at the Badenoch Centre, Kingussie. The Forum give out information and awareness materials, along with non-alcoholic cocktails which provide a refreshing alternative to alcohol.

Contact us?

Chair: Daniel Cottam


Other useful local contacts:

  • Community Mental Health Team
    62 Grampian Rd, Aviemore Tel: 01479 810957
  • Youth Action Service
    Tel: 01479 812975
  • Women's Aid
    Sessions held in Aviemore, Grantown and Nairn)
    Tel: 01463 220719


Meet the Macphersons

Meet the Macphersons


MFR Website

Meet the MacPhersons is a local media campaign that takes a family approach to tackling underage drinking. It is based on insight gathered from over 200 young people and 20 parents on the types of dilemmas families with teenagers are often faced with in relation to alcohol.

Meet the MacPhersons raises awareness of the influence that parental modelling, peer pressure and taking part in organised activities can have on a young person's decision to either drink or not drink. The adverse effects that underage drinking can have on the performance and health of young people and the detrimental impact on their life when parents drink too much, are also highlighted.

The campaign encourages families to consider the benefits of making positive choices that are less pro-alcohol. It provides lots of useful resources on ways to prevent and discuss alcohol use with teenagers and where to get help in the local area, if need be.


Highland Substance Misuse Toolkit

Information and resources for Young People, Parents & carers and Teachers on substance misuse.

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