Online Program


Monday, November 4, 2013 : 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lisa Nicoll, Health & Wellbeing through the arts - Lisa Nicoll Productions, Lisa Nicoll Productions in Association with The Social Dimensions of Health Institute ( Dundee University), Dundee, United Kingdom
Based on research and intensive interviews with teenagers from diverse backgrounds in an area of low population index in Scotland, Wasteland explores the choices and consequences that occur from both direct and third party alcohol consumption. This innovative and creative approach allows the young people to talk about their lives through the buffer of character development in order to express their own lives.

The film focuses on the hard truths of one girls story of losing her friend to a drink/drugs overdose at 16 and the pressures and consequences that occur from this. In addition to this another girl talks of her journey in the care system and the constant disappointment of not being able to return to her birth mother due to her abuse of drugs. A truthful and real experience of life in communities in the UK.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify the choices and consequences that occur from teenage alcohol consumption in Scotland which is relevant in the wider global context.

Keyword(s): Alcohol, Adolescent Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: Researched with teenagers in Scotland who have been affected by drugs and alcohol. The people involved are from areas of high depravation and poverty who have to cope with both third party drugs and alcohol consumption and with substances to handle every

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the sole researcher, deviser, writer and producer of the film to make the public and young people aware of the choices and consequences related to alcohol consumption in Scotland.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.