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Towards a Future without Tobacco in Dundee. Addressing Young People’s Attitudes to Tobacco in Dundee Schools. Kerry Dalgetty Young People’s Development Worker NHS Tayside Alison Duncan Young People’s Development Worker - Smoking (Dundee) NHS Tayside . Strategic Evidence.

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addressing young people s attitudes to tobacco in dundee schools
Addressing Young People’s Attitudes to Tobacco in Dundee Schools.

Kerry Dalgetty

Young People’s Development Worker

NHS Tayside

Alison Duncan

Young People’s Development Worker - Smoking (Dundee)

NHS Tayside

strategic evidence

Strategic Evidence

NHS Health Scotland and ASH Scotland (2003) Reducing Smoking and Tobacco-Related Harm – A Key to Transforming Scotland’s Health

NHS Health Scotland and ASH Scotland(2004) Smoking Cessation Guidelines for Scotland: 2004 Update Edinburgh.

Being Well – Doing Well – a Framework for Health Promoting Schools in Scotland.

Curriculum of Excellence – Scottish Executive.

Tayside Health Inequalities Strategy

Dundee City Council Plan 2003-2007.

supporting evidence
Supporting Evidence

The Cochrane Review 2006 – “Community Interventions for Smoking Cessation in Young People”

Towards a Future Without Tobacco – The Report of The Smoking Prevention Working Group 2006


To find out pupils views through

  • a pupil conference and
  • qualitative research.

For each of the 10 secondary schools, together with the off-site schools, to draw up a plan for their own initiatives and to implement these plans.

For forum theatre, dance and drama in S1/2/3 respectively to tackle smoking issues and choices.

  • Individual schools will evaluate their initiatives, submitting written reports November 2007/November 2008.
  • Forum theatre, dance and drama will be evaluated by pupils and staff. Written report submitted October 2007/2008.
  • Pupil attitudes will be surveyed pre initiatives and post project.
  • Cessation services would be evaluated by
indicators of success
Indicators of Success
  • Numbers of young people becoming involved with projects
  • Numbers of young people providing/receiving support
  • Types and delivery of initiatives within individual schools.
  • Results of pre and post initiatives attitude survey.
  • May 2006 - Consultation with school curriculum and guidance staff.
  • August 2006 – First meeting of multi-agency steering group
  • Sept. 2006 – Pupil conference
  • Nov. 2006 – Individual school plans for initiatives.
pupil conference
Pupil Conference
  • 40 pupil representatives from 10 secondary schools across Dundee
  • 5 groups of mixed representation discussed smoking cessation/prevention questions and feedback was recorded.
  • Groups were led by young people who had undergone peer education training with the Peer Education Project.
school plans criteria
School Plans - Criteria
  • Schools were encouraged to use the feedback from the pupil conference.
  • Plans had to be inclusive.
  • 10% of budget had to be kept aside for smoking cessation work.
  • Cessation work could be flexible to meet the needs of the young people.
  • Activities had to promote mental and/or physical health and well-being.
school plans examples of proposed activities
School Plans -Examples of Proposed Activities
  • PSHE Resources
  • Toilet Makeover
  • Advert / Presentation
  • Dance Class 
  • Rock Challenge – Be Your Best Foundation
  • Parents / Carers Survey
  • Beauty Therapy
  • P7 Extra Curricular Activities
  • Anti-Smoking Video
  • Smoking Awareness
  • Environmental Improvements
  • Lunchtime Clubs
forum theatre tour
Forum Theatre Tour

Funded through “Keep Well” monies for 2 years (2007/2008).

Theatre piece devised for S1 pupils through The Space – Dundee College.

28 performances to 12 secondary schools and 2 offsite education units.

Positive feedback from staff and pupils.

dundee upper primary schools project
Dundee Upper Primary Schools Project
  • Also funded through additional “Keep Well” monies until 2008.
  • 3 strands;

Dance and drama workshops

Health Summer school

Extension of Health Promoting Schools (HPS) Grants scheme

dance and drama workshops
Dance and Drama Workshops
  • Partnership work – Educational Development Service, NHS Tayside, The Space at Dundee College.
  • 1 Day workshops
  • Offered to all Dundee upper primary schools (P7)
  • Facilitated by workers from the Performing Arts Development Team at “The Space”
health summer school
Health Summer School
  • Extension of Upper Primary Schools Workshop Project
  • 2x5 day projects held at “The Space”
  • 2x20 participants
  • Culminating in a performance for parents, siblings, teachers.
health promoting schools grants scheme
Health Promoting Schools Grants Scheme
  • Extension to scheme.
  • Additional funding for primary schools in Dundee to carry out smoking prevention work.
  • Development of “ideas bank” or good practice.
contact details
Contact Details

Kerry Dalgetty

Development Worker -Young People - Schools Team

Directorate of Public Health,

Kings Cross,

Clepington Road,

Dundee, DD3 8EA

Tel: 01382 596964


Alison Duncan

Development Worker – Smoking &Young People

Directorate of Public Health,

Kings Cross,

Clepington Road,

Dundee, DD3 8EA

Tel: 01382 818479 ext.71211