Detecting and Deterring Drugs in Shetland


fearless - a safe place to give information about crime anonymously.

crimestoppers - Gives you the power to speak up and report crime, 100% anonymously.

Childline – You can talk to them about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Call them free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. However you choose to contact them, you’re in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.

Bullying, abuse, safety, the law, friends and relationships. Childline can give advice to help you make decisions that are right for you.

Know the Score - Learn about different types of drugs, the risk and the law. Find out what to do in an emergency and where to get help when you need it.

Talk to Frank - Up to date information on drugs and their effects.

Shetland Community Directory - The Shetland Community Directory is an on-line database that provides a single point of reference for anyone seeking contact details and basic information on any of the diverse range of community groups and services in Shetland.

Safer Shetland - Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults in Shetland.

Healthy Shetland - Working to improve the health and well-being of the Shetland population.

First aid - Recovery position - NHS ( - NHS guide on how to put a casualty in the recovery position.

Recovery Hub & Community Network - Provide support for individuals and their families, who are affected by substance use.

Shetland Alcohol and Drug Partnership - The Shetland Alcohol and Drug Partnership is a multi agency group including representation from the NHS, SIC, Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland & the charitable sector that works towards reducing the harmful impact of alcohol and drugs in Shetland.

School Counselling Service - The School Counselling Service sits within Children’s Services, Shetland Islands Council and offers 1:1 counselling to children and young people aged between 10 - 18 years across the school estate and also supports wider school communities by being a resource to pupils, staff, parents and carers. Every school has been allocated a counsellor who works closely with identified LINK workers within each school to support access to School Counselling Service. You can enquire about School Counselling Service by speaking to your school or by emailing

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Substance Misuse Recovery Service – Based in the Lerwick Health Centre, the service can provide real help and support to anyone affected by the misuse of legal as well as illegal drugs. Contact them on 01595 743006 or stop by for a chat.

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