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Y-Smart Christmas Newsletter
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Merry Christmas

Christmas is upon us and we thought that this was the perfect opportunity to say thank you for all your support over the past 12 months.  This is our third quarterly newsletter and we have been busy writing blog articles for the Y-Smart website.  You can find can see some of the content in this newsletter and you can follow the links to see the full articles.
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Training


In early 2015 we have two enhanced courses running for those of you that have already completed the foundation courses.

Y-SMART Enhanced Training Courses 2015: 

Place: Tiverton

Young People, Alcohol & Risk - Thursday 12th February

Venue - Old Heathcote School Community Centre, 81 King Street, Tiverton EX16 5JJ

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Place: Tiverton

Young People & Cannabis - Thursday 19th February

Venue - Old Heathcote School Community Centre, 81 King Street, Tiverton EX16 5J


Remember you need to access the Foundation Course before you can attend the Enhanced Training Courses.  For a large number of you the Foundation Course is free if you are part of the DSCB.  Check with your manager to find out or give us a call.
If you haven't done this training take a look on the Training Page to see when you can come along.
Alcohol - A Very Merry/Messy Christmas

Alcohol is still one of the most popular substances for young people so don't be complacent about it.  Christmas is the most boozy time of the year.  It's really important that young people are thinking about the choices they are making as they head into the festive season.  We have a Christmas and New year Survival Guide for young people, designed to help young people stay safe at Christmas.  

Who you Gonna Call?

Sadly a number of young people across Devon this year will not have a good Christmas despite the best efforts of those supporting them.  We've got a good list of Top 10 Support and Information sites for various problems.  Please print out and give to your young people when safety planning with them.


If you have young people that you are supporting that are using New Psychoactive Substances or other party drugs then talk to them about meeting with Y-Smart.  You can access our referral form here.  It is a quick and easy process and in less than three weeks your young person could be receiving specialist substance misuse support.

If you have been hearing about a substance and you aren't sure what it is please email us with the information you have and this will be fed into our database about New Psychoactive Substances or street drugs.  Email y-smart@devon.gov.uk.cjsm.net
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