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See details of our project to create a cafe, office and community space on the Great Field at Poundbury…

Parent Area

Parents Area
Many parents feel lost and confused when talking to their children about alcohol. How can you help them deal with peer pressure and stay safe? What UK laws exist relating to young people and alcohol. View the Parent Area

Teacher Area

Teachers Area
Make PSHE and science lessons on alcohol informative and engaging. We provide evaluated, evidence based, imaginative teachers’ newsletter and adaptable resources, films, worksheets and lesson plans for KS3-5. View the Teacher Area

General Newsletter






Teacher and Delivery Partner Newsletter (England and Wales)






Teacher and Delivery Partner Newsletter (Scotland)






Our Mission

We are a national charity that supports schools, parents, carers, health educators and youth outreach teams to ensure that young people of all abilities learn to stay safe around alcohol. We develop and deliver holistic, life skill and evidence-based approaches that build resilience and reduce underage drinking and alcohol related harms. Read more…

The Programme

Our Programme LeafletsSchool is the one place where we can reach almost every child across the UK. We help schools deliver effective alcohol education to 11 – 18 year olds, provide teacher training as well as an outreach to parents… Read more…


Where our programme was in place, just 8% of pupils took up drinking over the 18 months from year 8 to the end of year 9 compared to 20% following other programmes.

Progress on Strategic Goals and impact report 2018


Our Programme

I have been using the AET resources for a number of years and am really impressed with how comprehensive and well-constructed they are.  It is a rare thing to find an organisation who really understands how to reach young people in different year groups effectively.  AETs resources are pitched brilliantly for different age groups and the activities are just the sort of active and engaging activities which make for effective PSHE.

My students enjoy the activities and demonstrate really good understanding of the issues at the end of their lessons.  It is really helpful in planning a curriculum for specialists and non-specialist teachers that the resources are so detailed and there is such a lot of really good, clear advice for teachers on the website and in the resource book.  I can set these lessons confident that my staff can teach informative, accurate and thoughtful lessons which encourage critical thinking and challenge stereotypes.

Given the lack of funding in schools it is also worth mentioning that the fact that their resources are free to use is vitally important to schools.  I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Chew Valley School


Press Releases and News


AET’s 10th anniversary celebration

2019 is the AET’s 10th anniversary year and the final celebration took place on the 7th November at the House of Lords. We had a very hurried change of venue due to the dissolution of parliament and we are so grateful to The Lord Speaker, Baroness Stedman –Scott and The Baroness Rock for providing us with the most wonderful alternative venue of The River Room. Students from the Atlantic Academy came all the way up from Portland in Dorset to speak about why alcohol education is important to them and students from the Greycoat Hospital School performed a brilliant short drama called ‘We drink because…’ Both brought the important issues around alcohol to life and were fantastic! It was the first time our Trustees and staff had all come together and CEO Helena Conibear made it clear that the success of our work is only due to the dedication and hard work of staff, trustees, volunteers and friends. The AET’s achievements would also not be possible without our wonderful patrons, funders and supporters. A huge thank you to all who helped organise this memorable occasion and all who attended! You can read Helena’s speech via and watch the drama performances via ... read more

AET’s new premises!

We are delighted that, thanks to the support of so many, we have now raised enough money to build the Pavilion in the Park (PiPs) – our new café, community space and office. PiPs will be located on the Great Field in Poundbury, Dorset – you can read all about it here: Our work isn’t quite done yet as we need to find £20,000 for fixtures and fittings. If you can offer any help, either with materials or by offering your time, we would love to hear from you! All being well, the build will start in March 2020 and we hope to be open during the summer holidays... read more

Pavilion in the Park – an update on our project to create a cafe, office and community space on the Great Field at Poundbury

Thanks to the wonderful pledges received through  crowd funding, we received over £22,000 from both on and offline donations including £10,000 of match funding from Dorset County Council Youth Fund. Our 10th Anniversary Ball raised over £30,000 and we have received two stunning grants from Sport England and The Clothworkers Foundation. We were also thrilled to receive a  grant of £10,000 from National Lottery Community Fund as well as from The Pocket Parks Fund Local Trusts and businesses have been so generous, with our first grant received from The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Foundation, followed by Dorchester Rotary and Round Table, Yarlington Housing Association, Women who Dine and Dorchester Arts and Food Festival. Both local Waitrose stores have also supported PiP’s too. Dorchester Town Council are being wonderfully supportive and we just await confirmation of a contribution from the local Section 106 or CIL funds from Dorset Council. So we are getting very close to achieving the £290,000 we need to build and fit out Pip’s café and community space, being built at cost by a local builder, CG Fry, with just £23,000 left to raise! If you feel able to help us reach this final milestone, then please do get in touch or visit   For more information and comment see our special newsletter... read more

Helena Conibear has spoken to staff and parents about alcohol on three separate occasions in the past two academic years. We, and parents, have been so impressed with the quality of the information, advice and resources provided by the AET…  The talks are always well received.

Parent Sessions

Sherborne School

The resources from AET have been hugely appreciated, they have enabled our pupils to review their thoughts and misconceptions around alcohol in an interactive and engaging way that has fuelled positive and reflective discussions.

SEN Resources

The Compass School (Alternative Learning Provision) Southampton

As an officer who knows quite a lot around this field I was delighted to find the training not only informative but delivered in such a way that it was engaging and very practical  to understand. The feedback from the teachers was very positive. I am very confident in that this resource and knowledge will be transferred to both the young people and the adults within their establishments.

CPD training session

Schools in Waltham Forest