HADP Chairperson

HADP is seeking to appoint a Chairperson and therefore requests that partner agencies forward any nominations by 3rd March 2017. HADP is required to consult the Safer Highland Leadership group as part of the appointment process.

The HADP Chairperson should be of appropriate seniority to drive the HADP strategy and is expected to make the time commitment to fulfil the significant responsibility that is inherent within the role; this includes ensuring appropriate representation of HADP at both local and national level. In addition, the person will act as the lead spokesperson for issues relating to the alcohol and drug agenda across Highland.

For further information or to forward nominations by 3rd March 2017 contact: deborah.stewart@nhs.net Tel: 01463 704608

Posted on: 15 February 2017



(Past issues of the Bulletin can be found in the Archive)

HADP Bulletin Issue 16

HADP Bulletin Issue 15

HADP Bulletin Issue 14



Course Information 2016


The FASD Awareness Toolkit

Inside this Toolkit, you will find information and tools to help you raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD is a range of permanent and irreverseable birth defects caused by maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

click here to access the toolkit.



"NHS BBV 1000" - Blood Borne Viruses Training for all NHS and Non-NHS staff in the Argyll & Bute and Highland regions

"BBV 1000" has been developed by Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol (STRADA) and NHS Highland to provide training on Blood Borne Viruses for a broad range of disciplines across both NHS and non-NHS organisations, including those working within statutory and voluntary drug and alcohol services, statutory health services, social services, housing and homelessness services, education services, the police and all other emergency services, among others.  The training is completely free of charge for staff based in the Argyll and Bute and Highland regions.

For more information on training events, please visit the STRADA website at www.projectSTRADA.org. Please see flier for the BBV 1000 Online Learning, which provides more information about how to access this online learning tool and a range of relevant resources. For a free copy of the DVD please email strada@gla.ac.uk, stating your postal address.




For information about a range of all training opportunities, please visit:


Full details about all training courses or to book contact  CP.Training@highland.gsx.gov.uk or the CP Training Office  on  01463 703483.

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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