Socially Safer Space

This short guide is an example you may use when planning events, meetings, courses or seminars for higher education or student events.

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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 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.