Research and Intelligence Specialist:

Frances has been a Research and Intelligence Specialist with Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (HADP) since January 2019. Her role is to support HADP and drug and alcohol service developments with health and social care intelligence that informs the strategic role and decision making processes of the partnership. The main purpose of the post is to use data, information and intelligence from a wide range of sources to advance understanding and reduction of Highland drug and alcohol issues and inequalities, thus helping improve the overall health and wellbeing of the residents of Highland.

Meet the Macphersons

Meet the Macphersons


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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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