The WHO Coordinating Centre for International Child & Adolescent Health Policy held two very successful events. The first of these events was an educational session with Professor Fabrizio Schifano presenting. The second was a roundtable workshop session. The title of this was New Psychoactive Substances (‘legal highs’) and young people: what’s the story? This event was attended by an exciting group of individuals which included pupils from The High School of Dundee, Madras and St Leonards, university students, guidance teachers, researchers, policy makers, Councillors and service providers. The diverse mix was built to underscore the importance of involving young people in the process of understanding this phenomenon, shape future research proposals, and inform policy debates.