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…

From Selfies to Selfless

Can new forms of Social Media teach us the gentle art of self-compassion? This week saw the publication of worrying data about the impact of social media on the Self. Third Force News Report So where does it go from here? Are the App developers listening to research? Traditionally Social Media has been used to…

Guidance on Developing Tobacco Policy for Youth Organisation

Recently Chiara and I recently attended the launch of the ASH Scotland and NHS Greater Glasgow Smokefree Services guidance on developing tobacco policies for organisations working with young people. Young People from the Youth Commission on Smoking Prevention have a go at our handcuff challenge. It was a really great event and we met lots…

Start a Peer Education Programme this term!

With the summer hols approaching their end (what a thought!), teachers and youth workers will be thinking about the new term ahead and starting planning for their young people. Looking for a way to develop some real youth led education with your class or group? Peer education is a great way to engage young people…