Health issues

This section provides information and resources on both current and specific health issues affecting young people. Each health topic will offer you a collection of resources available for both health professionals and young people.

Sex and relationships

Sexual health and relationships are obviously critical issues for young people in Scotland. Here you’ll find useful information as well as youth-orientated materials on topics such as teenage pregnancy and STIs.

Mental health

Young people face similar mental health issues to adults. However, the care and rehabilitation of young people affected by problems such as bullying, depression, and eating disorders needs to be suitably tailored. Here you’ll find information and resources on specific mental health issues.

Drug use

Many young people today have experimented with drugs. Here you will find tailored information about how you can open up conversation with young people about drug use.


The rate of smoking in young people today is still very high and efforts to reduce the number of young people smoking are a particular priority. This section will aim to give you further signposting on this area.


This section will aim to give you further information about young people and their drinking behaviours


Find out more about healthy eating and preventing obesity in young people.

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