Join us at the first national learning event to find out more, network and share good practice. With a mix of plenary sessions and practical workshops, you will leave with a deeper understanding of what Planet Youth is, how it might align with existing ambitions for your area, and ideas for embedding prevention activity into your work.
Planet Youth in Scotland
Planet Youth is a beacon of hope, a blueprint for positive transformation. Now, imagine sculpting that model to fit the tapestry of Scotland, tailoring it to the context of our country to embolden happier and healthier young people.
Embarking on this journey isn't just about numbers; it's about weaving a narrative of resilience, well-being, and vibrant communities. Change takes time, effort, and a commitment that spans generations, an investment in the future well-being of our people.
In a bold move, the Scottish Government committed to a £1.5 million investment in Planet Youth in 2023. This isn't just funding; it's a testament to our collective dedication to a better tomorrow. Partnerships bloom, communities flourish, and positive changes become a reality.
The graph below shows the similarities between Scotland and Iceland (who pioneered Planet Youth). In 2021, Scotland was in a similar position to where Iceland was 20 years ago when it came to substance use amongst young people. Adapting the model used in Iceland within the Scottish context is a key factor to its potential success, and giving power and support to the communities committed to Planet Youth.