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Know Your Way

Know Your Way 

Our Know Your Way programme  helps young people Increase knowledge in risk taking behaviour, develop decision making skills and improve their mental wellbeing.

What is the “Know Your Way” Programme?

The Know Your Way Programme is a 12 week, person centred, holistic young person’s programme delivered by Glasgow Council on Alcohol. The service is aimed at young people already engaged in risky behaviours such as: (but not limited to):

• Hazardous alcohol consumption
• Tobacco use
• Substance misuse
• Anti-social behaviour
• Not engaging in school
• Unsafe sexual behaviour
• Unsafe online activity (including cyber bullying)

Young people will be offered a combination of set 1-2-1 and group work activity based sessions at a location suitable for them, with tailored support based on personal goal setting and a choice of diversionary activities. The programme takes an asset based approach and focuses on the strengths and abilities of the individual young person. The programme aims to Increase knowledge, Develop skills and Improve Mental Wellbeing.

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Who is the service for?

• Young people aged 12-18
• Regularly engaging in more than one of the risky behaviours (risk clustering)
• The risk clustering is having an impact on the following areas of the young persons life: educational attainment, relationships, health, safety of self and/or others, mental health and wellbeing, social conduct, and ability to make
sound decisions.

The 12 week programme is NOT designed to:

• Support young people where the current presenting issue is a mental health illness
• Offer a rehabilitation programme around substance misuse
• Offer substance misuse counselling (we can, however, signpost the young person to our alcohol related young persons counselling service if needed)

“I never used to think about the risks I was taking when I was drinking and down the street instead of going to school. I was getting in to trouble with the police too because it seemed fun. I started the Know Your Way Programme and the staff helped me think more about my own decisions, and I was able to set goals for the future. Now I go boxing once a week with some pals, so Ilike to keep in shape for that”- Paul (15)

Curriculum For Excellence

The programme will support and develop the curriculum for Health and Wellbeing and in particular, the organisers for Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical Wellbeing and Substance Misuse.


Quality Assurance

The Know Your Way programme content has been approved by the Health Improvement Education Group (HIEG) to ensure that all materials and resources meet the standard expected by the quality assurance process.


Know Your Way
Glasgow Council on Alcohol
Barrowfield Community Centre
67 Yate St
Glasgow G31 4AQ


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