U-turn Peer Education Project (SL)

Charity registered in Scotland SC014501

U-turn is a Peer Education Service which focuses on training young people (12-18 years) to become peer educators, providing early intervention and prevention for young people looking to address stigma and reduce harm caused by alcohol and drugs within their local community. Peer educators receive 1:1 support, attend weekly group sessions to build their confidence and leadership skills. They can gain qualifications, skills and expertise. U-Turn is commissioned by the South Lanarkshire Alcohol & Drugs Partnership. Groups run in Hamilton, East Kilbride, Clydesdale, Cambuslang and Rutherglen.

Current opportunity

U-Turn is a Peer Education service for young people (12 – 18 years old) across South Lanarkshire. The service is provided by Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) on behalf of South Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership. Peer Educators will be supported to deliver inputs across South Lanarkshire to other young people to incorporate a harm reduction approach as well as addressing stigma/language around drug and alcohol use. Peer Educators are will work alongside the Peer Education Workers & Peer Education Team Leader. As a Peer Educator, you will: • Attend training related to Peer Education role • Work as part of a team to achieve a common goal • Support delivery of Harm Reduction • Work towards a qualification • Attend Personal Development Planning Responsibilities • Participating in weekly workshops