Promoting healthy lifestyles
a society where young people are safe, healthy and reach their full potential
Who We Are
Partnering to build a world where young people are healthy and reach their full potential
SCAD is a youthful organisation that promotes sobriety and healthy lifestyles among young people. Our efforts target the most vulnerable 10-24 year old youth.
Aware that young people are vulnerable to a multitude of health problems that negatively influence their growth and contribution to their communities, we pursue opportunities and investments to improve their health and wellbeing.
Investing in young people’s health and wellbeing presents triple benefits-improving their health now, enhancing their wellbeing across the life course, and contributing to the wellbeing of future generations.
What We Do
— Substance use Prevention skills
In schools and across communities, we empower young people with experiential and fun personal and social competence skills to improve boost their resilience and protection from substance use and other preventable health problems.
We also encourage peer to peer learning, to enhance retention of personal and social competence skills
— Mental Health promotion and literacy
We facilitate mental health literacy workshops and activities that promote the understanding of mental health and mental illness; enhance importance of positive mental health; decrease mental health stigma; and provide tools and competencies for students, teachers and parents to seek appropriate mental health care
— Sobriety Activities by SCAD Clubs
We engage young people in expressing their experiences through artistic competitions, outdoor camping adventures, health fairs and exchange programs.
Young people in SCAD clubs organise and run these activities.
— We Sensitise and Train
We coordinate sensitisation forums for teachers and caregivers, to improve their knowledge and skills in addressing substance use issues at school and home.
— Linkage to counselling
We link young people in need of therapy with inhouse support, as well as support from likeminded stakeholders and practitioners.
— We Consult and Network
We consult government and international agencies on best prevention practices; network and share knowledge with stakeholders in youth substance use prevention and mental health