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Health & Wellbeing evidence from the “It’s all around you, all the time” Report

Children’s experiences with alcohol

“No one asks us about alcohol and suddenly when you think about it, you realise it’s all around you all the time.” – MCP, aged 10 “Most of the children here don’t like being around […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the “It’s all around you, all the time” Report

An alcohol-free childhood

What does an alcohol-free childhood mean? “Children would have a safer world to explore.” “Children would be happier because their streets would be more clean.” What would it be like to have an alcohol-free childhood? […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence

FMQT Next Generation Event 1 – Question on NHS Waiting Times

  Why did I have to wait 7 months to get specialist treatment for my chronic skin condition on the NHS?   Watch the clip for the First Minister’s response.   FMQT Next Generation was […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence

FMQT Next Generation Event 1 – Question on Mental Health (Counsellors in Schools)

  As you remember I came and had a meeting in your office in May and I gave you a very personal account of how mental health was affecting young people in Scotland.  If you […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence

FMQT Next Generation Event 1 – Question on Sanitary Products

  Recently sanitary products were made free in schools and colleges across Scotland.  Do you think they should be made free for all women?   Watch the clip for the First Minister’s response.   FMQT […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence

FMQT Next Generation Event 1 – Question on Mental Health

  Why is there an increase in mental illness in students in both primary and high school and why is medicine deemed the go-to solution?   Watch the clip for the First Minister’s response.   […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Everyone Has a Story Component 4 Report

Parental Problematic Substance Use Impact on Children

“When mum first did her detox I used to have sudden panic attacks; sudden anxiety that ‘gosh, she could start drinking again tomorrow.’”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Everyone Has A Story Component 1 Report

Parents with Problematic Substance Use

“I’m getting a detention for being late at school, but I had to get my brother ready.”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Our Generation’s Epidemic Report

Young People’s Views of Mental Health

Young people discuss where they get information about mental health from, who they feel they can talk to, barriers to talking about mental health and where they can access support.

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Status of Young Women in Scotland 2016 Report

Young Women on Sexual Health, Education and Relationships

“I’m from a small town in an area, lots of pockets of wee villages with small town mentalities, the way people think about things are not very open. At school we didn’t learn about sexual identities or anything like that.”