What does it involve?

Our staff training is participatory and engaging. We aim to provide staff working with young people the tools and knowledge to talk to young people openly and confidently about their risk-taking behaviours.

LANDED utilize a ‘harm-reduction’ approach to risk-taking behaviours, we don’t condemn or condone. We recognise young people are going to engage in risky behaviours and we aim to provide them with non-biased information in an effort to promote positive lifestyle choices.

You will find more details on or topic-based training for staff below. If you would like to attend any of the training dates, please click here for details on how to book a place on the course.

Training Courses (click on training title to jump to the course information)

Our courses are open to anyone who currently works in Lanarkshire with young people. If you have any further questions about course content or your eligibility to attend please contact us.


Cannabis & Synthetic Cannabis Awareness Training


Cannabis is the most widely used drug in the UK and the USA.
The aim of this course is to provide practitioners working with young people a deeper understanding of cannabis and synthetic cannabis which gives you and your staff team the knowledge, tools and confidence to have a conversation around cannabis use with your service users.

Key Course Content

  • What is cannabis?

  • What is synthetic cannabis?

  • History

  • Street names

  • Types of cannabis

  • Production of cannabis & synthetic cannabis

  • Prevalence & availability

  • Cannabis paraphernalia

  • Cannabis & synthetics on the body & mind

  • The Law

  • Drug testing facts

  • Harm Reduction

  • Work place scenarios

  • Signposting service users

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Tobacco & E-Cigarette Staff Training

The aim of this course is to provide practitioners working with young people the knowledge and tools to critically discuss and explore the topic of tobacco and electronic cigarette use and be confident to signpost them onto local stop smoking services.

Key Course Content

  • What is tobacco?

  • What is an e-cigarette?

  • Themicals found in cigs & e-cigs

  • How smoking affects the body

  • Second hand smoke

  • Cigarettes, e-cigarettes & the law

  • Recent changes with laws and legislation

  • Benefits of quitting smoking

  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

  • Local Stop Smoking Services (SSS)

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Young Peoples' Alcohol Brief Intervention (ABI) Training


To promote the use of the C.R.A.F.F.T Screening tool in order to assess if the young person needs an alcohol brief intervention and to provide staff with motivational interviewing techniques that they can use with young people.

Key Course Content

  • Screen young people for potentially harmful alcohol use using the CRAFFT screening tool.

  • Engage more effectively with young people in non-judgmental conversations about alcohol use.

  • Apply the principles of Motivational Interviewing to their work with young people.

  • Be able to identify and reflect on barriers to engagement with services for young people.

  • Carry out an alcohol brief intervention with a young person where appropriate and make referrals for further support where necessary.

  • Appreciate the importance of collecting good quality information and how this develops and contributes to the evidence base.


Drug Staff Awareness Training



To provide substance awareness training for staff that work directly with young people to enable them to feel confident in engaging on the subject.

Key Course Content

  • Increase participants awareness around emerging drug trends.

  • Increase participants knowledge of drugs and new psychoactive substances (NPS).

  • Increase participants knowledge of drug harm reduction.

  • Be more aware of current drug terminology.

  • Be able to recognise the difference between more traditional drugs and NPS drugs.

  • Be aware of the effects of drugs on users and reasons people may using certain drugs (for example chem-sex)

  • Be able to share harm reduction advice with your service users.


How to book a place

If you would like to attend one or more of the courses listed above, please contact us for a booking form and further information.