Argyll schools are given ‘smoke-free’ message

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Young people in all secondary schools in Argyll and Bute have been benefiting from an innovative and stimulating drama performance.

The play, delivered by Raenbows Productions called You are not alone is being held around Argyll and Bute to promote ‘smoke-free’ messages to students in S3. The powerful performance also uses comedy in addressing the issues of taking nude pictures/having them on your phone, alcohol, being gay, suicide and self-harm.

Following the performance there are workshops supported by staff from local services such as school nursing teams, stop smoking staff, youth work, sexual health and cool2talk – an online health information service for young people 12-26. These staff will help the students to work through the issues raised in the performance and work out the best way to resolve the difficulties faced by the characters.