Ideas for Well-being Fairs at Universities
This material is designed to support the work of those who take part in events/fairs/well-being weeks aimed at higher education students where they can set up a stand describing the themes of substance use prevention.
The overall purpose of the checkpoints is to use various methods to provide tools for students to reflect on their personal attitudes towards substances and their habits of substance use and to promote personal well-being.
In universities and universities of applied sciences, substance abuse prevention is a central part of work related to well-being and guidance. All members of the higher education community have their own role in substance abuse prevention: whether you are a study counsellor or planner, a teacher, a researcher, a tutor or a student, you can prevent the harm which substances cause to your community.
The poster describes substance abuse prevention in the higher education community and what measures should be focused on in order for the prevention to be more effective.
The materials were produced as part of the KUPLA “Students reforming substance use culture” project (2018–2020).
KUPLA was jointly organised by EHYT and Nyyti, and the aim of the project was to support the well-being of higher education students and their ability to study, improve the abilities of university and university of applied sciences communities to prevent harm caused by substance use, and promote communality and an accessible student culture.
KUPLA encourages open discussion regarding substance use and matters related to well-being-in university communities