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Children and young people

As children and young people move towards adulthood, they are increasingly faced with many choices and challenges, including those surrounding alcohol and drugs.

The type of things that they face could be around their own experimentation or use of alcohol or drugs or someone else’s use; like a parent, carer or other close relative.

It is important for all children and young people to know that across North and South Lanarkshire there are a wide range of services providing information, advice and support.

Barnardo's AXIS Lanarkshire is an intensive service for young people, aged 16-18 years old, living in Lanarkshire, who are affected by their own or someone else's substance misuse and other issues.

The NHS Lanarkshire Youth Counselling Service provides free confidential counselling to young people in Lanarkshire, with sessions taking place in schools and in the community.

Streetbase South targets young people, aged 10 - 18 years, who are affected either by their own alcohol and/or drug misuse or by someone else's alcohol and/or drug abuse.

Streetbase North is a detached youth work project which provides diversionary activity and education to young people with an alcohol and substance misuse reduction focus.

LANDED is a young person's charity that provides and promotes peer education services for young people and service providers in Lanarkshire. They offer volunteering opportunities for young people and support them to become positive active citizens whilst promoting healthy lifestyles.

The Young Scot website details a wide range of diversionary activities for children and young people across Lanarkshire; whether you live in North or South Lanarkshire why not get involved in something other than drugs or alcohol!


An online Bored? Directory of Groups and Activities for Young People in North Lanarkshire is now available. Please click here, or the link to the right, to access the PDF of this resource.

The directory is aimed at:

  • Young people and their parents or carers looking to find out what’s on and where in their local communities
  • Anyone who has a supporting role for young people, aged 11 to 25 years and those involved in wider diversionary work including Community Police.
  • The online resource is designed to be used along with the ring-binder directory issued some time ago. The idea is that updates and new information on groups and activities in North Lanarkshire can be added to the PDF and that these can be printed off and inserted into the ring binder.

    The PDF will be updated on approximately a six-monthly basis so please check the ADP website for new versions.

    Please note: it is the responsibility of the reader to check with the provider of the group or activity they are interested in to make sure that it is still running on the days and times stated in the directory. Most of the activities have contact details provided.

    If you need a copy of the ring binder resource then please contact

Modified date: 12 May 14 


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