Fast Forward celebrates award for LGBT inclusion

Hi, my name is Hannah and I recently joined the Fast Forward team as a Project Officer working on a new project called Going Forward (more information all about Going Forward to come in a future blog post!). As Fast Forward recently lost the lovely Calum Ware to sunny Australia, I have also taken the…

Ho Ho… Hold on a moment!

Ho ho…hold on a moment! Fast Forward and SPEN would just like to take a moment to send Christmas wishes to all our partners, young people and funders. People want to care about people, people look after each other…. given the chance.  Believing in goodness generates a tiny bit of the stuff, so that if we believe in…

GambleAware Harm Minimisation Conference

On the 7th and 8th of December, Fast Forward had the pleasure to take part in the GambleAware 4th Annual Harm Minimisation Conference, held in London. The Conference opened with an address by Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism & Heritage. Its 2 day programme was filled with a wide range of speakers. These included…

What Theatre is for me (Part One)

by Kai Peacock “Theatre is not for me, I don’t wear tights!” This is what a 12 year old girl said when she was invited to come to see a piece of theatre, and it made everyone laugh, including her. She went on: “Alright, alright, all theatre is, right, is men in tights standing with…

Youth Problem Gambling Initiative Training Dates are LIVE!

Fast Forward: the Youth Problem Gambling Initiative  At the heart of the work of Fast Forward  is substance misuse education and prevention, and since April 2014 we have also included the issue of youth problem gambling at the core of our work. Initially, the Youth Problem Gambling Initiative was a pilot project run in Edinburgh and the Lothians,…

Travellers Tales?

#gypsytravellerstales Let me tell you a story……. Perhaps one aspect of their culture for which Scottish Gypsy Travellers are most revered, is that of their traditions. The celebrated oral culture of Scottish Gypsy Travellers still continues to thrive through traditional songs and ballads, the sharing and passing down of history and traditional crafts from generation…

Fast Forward to 2034… not just any 2034… but a tobacco-free 2034!

Hi, I’m Alastair, not just any Alastair, but Fast Forward’s Chief Executive Officer. Fast Forward and SPEN have a long track-record in delivering exciting projects to support tobacco education and prevention work with young people and those who work with them. We are working towards helping to create a tobacco-free generation through partnership and collaboration…