Perth and District YMCA are working to change the attitudes and opinions of young people aged ten to eighteen when it comes to drugs and alcohol. We are working within youth groups across Perth, Aberfeldy and Comrie to have a lasting impact on young people’s attitudes towards drug abuse and alcohol misuse.
This issue affects hundreds of young people both directly and indirectly within these communities. With a youth work approach, we aim to affect positive change that will lead to brighter futures for the young people involved.
The truth is that young people have been told how dangerous drugs and alcohol can be but this rarely deters them. We are taking a different approach that allows more self-reflection.
We encourage the young people involved to make a positive impact by sharing their learning with the other young people attending the youth groups.