Measles Outbreak

Since the survey we shared about gaps in people’s vaccination records, there have been outbreaks of measles in South East … Continue Reading »

Gaming Addiction Officially Recognised

The World Health Organisation will soon recognise gaming addiction as a mental health condition. A lot of places already recognise … Continue Reading »

How Smoking Harms Pets

We already know that second-hand smoke can be harmful to the people around us, but sometimes we forget about our … Continue Reading »

There’s a Needle on the Floor!

Nobody wants to step on a needle. They can make you bleed and carry infection. Like most litter it will … Continue Reading »

Trick or Treat?

Mustard in your muffin! Toothpaste in your Oreo!? Snacks on Halloween might be delicious… but sometimes people like the trick more … Continue Reading »

Spotting Fake Vodka

Fake vodka can be a dangerous beast, just ask the residents of Boston, Lincolnshire. Apart from being explosive, the ultra-high … Continue Reading »

Snap Map: Awesome or Terrifying?

Today I sailed a yacht across the Great Barrier Reef, skydived in Alaska, then watched a kitten fall off a … Continue Reading »

Let’s Talk About Spice

It’s spreading. But we still don’t really know much about it. What is Spice? A synthetic cannabinoid – a group … Continue Reading »

Drinking: How not to be an idiot

When it comes to drinking there are two kinds of people: those who are familiar with alcohol – they know … Continue Reading »

Halloween Party: Grenadine Gremlin

You’ve got the cobwebs, the pumpkin, and the creepy cakes… but what really makes a Halloween party is the fiendish drinks. … Continue Reading »

The 4 Traits that put Children at Risk of Addiction

Past research has suggested that drug prevention and education programs that focus upon scare tactics and ‘just say no’ messages … Continue Reading »

Roll Up Roll Up Get Your Mocktail Recipes Here!!

Mocktail Recipes Switched On have been out and about at Cardiff & Vale College Campuses fresher’s events this week. Been … Continue Reading »

Personal Stories

What is Measles?

What is Measles? Measles is a very nasty virus which can make people extremely sick (and in some cases can … Continue Reading »

Are You Vaccinated?

Cardiff and Vale Health Board need your help! Most people first get vaccinated as a child, but in the months … Continue Reading »

Can You Get Addicted to Computer Games?

This article was written by a young person from Cardiff and originally appeared on   Can You Get Addicted … Continue Reading »

My Lifetime Hangover

Warning: some readers might find some or all of this content distressing. By anonymous Alcohol: something, they say, that can make … Continue Reading »

A Tale of Legal Highs

By Cosmo I’ve never really written an article on drugs before. I’d like to start off by saying that I’m … Continue Reading »

Clubbing Conundrums

A wise man once told me that the purpose of Fresher’s week was to “get drunk, get laid and get … Continue Reading »

Meditations on Violence

Street violence is an ongoing problem in society. It can affect anyone regardless of age, race, gender, status or where … Continue Reading »

Personal story

UP2U Having received support from Up2U, here is one young person’s personal story…. “Before coming to Up2U I thought cutting down … Continue Reading »

UP2U interview

  Up2U –  Substance Misuse Service for 18s and under in Cardiff and the Vale. Interview with a fourteen year old … Continue Reading »

Drinking and Cycling Don’t Mix!

As a student, alcohol and getting drunk is a major part of the week. As drinks are much more expensive … Continue Reading »

Drugs And Mental Health

Drugs are the Devil’s poison. About a year ago, I received the most life-changing thing on this planet, a beautiful … Continue Reading »

Fresh Out of Rehab: Interview

I recently conducted an interview with a very good friend of mine who has been battling her drug addiction demons … Continue Reading »