Our new SPEN coordinator

  Hi everyone, I’m Elaine, the new Scottish Peer Education Network (SPEN) coordinator at Fast Forward. I was given the opportunity to start this fantastic role in July, but have already worked at Fast Forward for 3 years, delivering projects with minority ethnic groups across Scotland, most recently with the Gypsy Traveller community. As someone…

Don’t quote Shakespeare to me!

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.” Well, in the case of the theatre based projects for Fast Forward it is: “Three times unto to the breach,  dear friends,  three times.” As that’s how many new projects Fast Forward are delivering over the next 7 months using theatre to raise the awareness and improve…

Another new project: Going Forward

Hello, I’m Laura K (not to be confused with Laura S!) and I recently re-joined the Fast Forward team this year. I originally started working with Fast Forward back in 2013, as a Development Worker in the Edinburgh Team. The Edinburgh Team delivered harm reduction sessions regarding substance misuse to young people in Edinburgh. During my…

Our new project: Ask Dad

  Hello! I am Mark, the new(ish) Ask Dad Project Officer and this is my first ever blog for Fast Forward. Having previously enjoyed 13 years as a Youth Worker at the Pilton Youth and Children’s Project, I was delighted to take on a new challenge and join the team at Fast Forward at the…

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…