National Alcohol and Drugs Conference 2018 – Presentations now available

The  National Alcohol and Drugs Conference 2018 was held on  21st June 2018 at Liverpool John Moores University The welcome address was delivered by The Public Health Institute Director Mr Jim McVeigh. Keynote addresses by Rt Hon Nick Gibbs, Minister of State at DfE and Victoria Atkins, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State. PCC Amy Fletcher, Youth Officer for Cheshire Police Safer Schools partnership, spoke on school based projects targeting more vulnerable populations across Cheshire and on dealing with some of the problems faced regarding drugs and alcohol in schools. Dr John McAlaney, a principal academic in the Department of Psychology at Bournemouth University delivered a talk entitled ‘Are you Normal? (Mis) perceptions of alcohol and drug use in adolescents’ Dr David Regis, Research Manager for the Schools Health Education Unit in Exeter presented on trends in drug and alcohol use in young people and some connections. For all presentations and video clips  of the keynote addresses, please visit http://alcoholeducationtrust.org/conference-presentations/  ...

Talk about Alcohol resources and training for schools in Hertfordshire

Thanks to the support of the Herts Community Foundation, we are delighted to be able to offer our full Talk about Alcohol resource packs and training free of charge to schools across Hertfordshire. The award-winning resource packs include lesson plans, implementation advice, a DVD and pictorial rich sheets for less able students all indexed by subject and year group. Attendees will receive a full pack of resources worth £90 to take home (one per school). In partnership with Herts4Learning, we will be offering teacher training sessions and parent talks to schools in the county. The first Talk about Alcohol teacher training session will be held on Wednesday 6th June from 9.30 to 12.30 at Aspley Campus, Brindley Way, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9BF. This session will demonstrate best practice use of the resources and provide a range of activities for effective and enjoyable alcohol education. If you would like to book a place on this training or are a school in Hertfordshire and would like to see how we can support you, please contact...

AET Feature in Independent Schools Magazine

We are pleased to have supported a number of independent schools and are recommended as a speaker by The Girls’ Schools Association. AET’s CEO Helena was pleased to write a feature for The Independent Schools Magazine recently in which she outlines planning and delivery of manageable, enjoyable and easily implemented alcohol education. You can read the article on here Please do get in touch if you work in the independent sector for further information about how we can support your...

The 11 principles of delivering effective and enjoyable alcohol education for your school or organisation

The 11 principles of effective preventative health education have been mapped by The PSHE Association following a review of school programmes designed to reduce students’ risk taking. These principles are relevant to all PSHE topics but each one is carefully built into the Alcohol Education Trust’s  Talk about Alcohol programme. This link explores each principle one by...