Launched in the Tameside/Manchester area in June 2015; in conjunction with Campaign Against Legal Highs (took some poetic licence in the poster title to include any highs) it was sent out to all areas of media (attached copy). After airing the campaign around the country with Councils/Clinical Commissioning Groups; Pubwatch/Community Policing; Youth/Sports clubs; local Superstores; had a good response with well over 1200 venues displaying a poster in the Tameside/Manchester area; a number of Police forces/Councils/CCG's around the country are already passing it onto their community service departments. This has gone out to every MP so they can cascade it down to Councillors/Community services/ Schools/Sixth forms/Universities.
With a positive initial response (feedback from the poster, although a little unorthodox); we want to continue to create a safe environment around the country, which would have a massive influence on society in general. Only by working together will we achieve; Email, Copy, Display which is very cost effective way of spreading the word. We are trying to make people engage with this campaign; we don't want it seen to be a 'Nanny State' thing, we can only try to make people think; stay safe and continue enjoying life to the full; not cutting it short. Taking a risk with something that is difficult to stabilise and will have differing effects on anyone person is like stepping into the unknown with a big question mark about the ending. Going out and experiencing all areas of community life; seeing the effects on frontline services since its launch; has really highlighted the impact on society this dangerous trend is having.
Campaign for Community Safety has been working in conjunction with (Maryon Stewart; Angelus Foundation) Campaign Against Legal Highs , in fact 'Any High'. We want people to make the right choice; for all age groups to get involved; to change community concept re this dangerous trend. The problem frontline services have in dealing; and more so to medically stabilise anyone who has taken any substance can be problematic; we have all heard and read about the fatal consequences many times. All around the country unscrupulous shopkeepers/dealers will smile while they sell their wares - to get people hooked on substances that can potentially harm your internal organs or kill you. If there is no demand, there's no need for supply. How the word legal can be used in the same sentence as something that can potentially kill you is beyond belief, we need to put an end to needless deaths.
We are all part of this campaign, working together to create a safer society; feel free to forward this poster to any media; thank you for your time.
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