Healthy Living Pharmacy: Holding an awareness event/campaign on substance misuse

Healthy Living Pharmacy: Holding an awareness event/campaign on substance misuse

This page contains links to resources and information which pharmacy teams may wish to consider using when planning a health promotion event/campaign focussing on substance misuse.

This page is ‘work in progress’ and will continue to be updated.

Click on a heading below for more information. 

Resources to assist with finding local data

  • Public Health England – Health Profiles: This tool provides a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each local authority (LA) in England as portrayed by a range of indicators. They are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average
  • Public Health England – Healthier Lives: This is a tool that allows the user to select an area on a map of England to view the prevalence and treatment of diabetes or hypertension, prevalence of drug or alcohol abuse, and the provision of NHS Health Checks. This information can be mapped by LA or CCG and can be compared in a table against other LAs or CCGs. A search function for individual GP practices is also available to show how they compare to other practices in their CCG

PSNC resources

National awareness campaigns

National charities & resources

Charity Resources available
Other resources

Key facts & statistics

Training resources

Campaign/event tips

  • Get in touch with local schools/colleges/universities to find out if they are also planning events/campaigns to coordinate activity
  • Events or campaigns might include how an overdose could be prevented or how it should be responded to

Further resources

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