The rise in drug-related deaths in Scotland has been relentless, with the number of deaths increasing almost every year since the 1990s earning Scotland the title of “drug death capital of the world”. Some 1,264 people died from drug-related causes in 2019—an all-time-high for Scotland, higher than any other European country, and nearly three times that of the UK as a whole. The majority of these deaths are in long term users, generally over the age of 35.Other studies report
This week, Achieve More has joined charities and other public bodies across the country in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week. A campaign to raise awareness and promote positive changes to improve everyone's mental health. Furthermore, the theme of the campaign is a common effort to reconnect with nature and sport. Thanks to our work, we have witnessed the impact in one person's life of regular physical activity and the key role that it can play on early development.
Achieve More Scotland are delighted to announce that they are entering a new partnership with fitness and motivation organisation Fontana Fit. In the coming weeks, owner of Fontana Fit, Sean Fontana, will be delivering online activity sessions to keep Achieve More Scotland participants and their families active and motivated during the lockdown. Longer term Sean will be providing support on fitness and promoting positive mindset and motivation via podcasts, blogs, videos etc. to our thousands of social media followers.Sean is