Swindon Borough Council

Tackling Risk Taking Behaviour and Getting Results

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“Results in Swindon show us that [R U Different?] can change perceptions and behaviours and, later on in life, when these young people aren’t smoking and aren’t drinking to excess, they will have better health outcomes.”
Cherry Jones, Acting Director of Public Health, Swindon Borough Council

There aren’t many projects connected to Risky Behaviours that can be proven to be measurably effective, but increasingly this is what every local authority and school really needs – and wants. Read the rest of this entry »

Programme Reduces Drinking Rates in Swindon

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Swindon Borough Council has seen a significant reduction in teenage drinking rates in the area – thanks to a successful Social Norms programme delivered in schools this year. Read the rest of this entry »