National Alcohol & Drugs Education Conference 2023 – A day for professionals to hear from leading experts on the latest research on alcohol and drugs prevention
Progress on Strategic Goals and Impact report for 2022 published
All new PowerPoints and lesson plans for 6 KS3 alcohol education lessons – now available…
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Scotland charity number: SCO50360
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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
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…
School 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.
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 Impact Report 2022
It’s with immense pleasure that we enclose our Impact Report detailing the work of The Alcohol Education Trust across England and Scotland during 2022. We are immensely humbled by what our small team manages to achieve across the UK and their passion in delivering...
Student designed and informed campaign to #endspiking and promote safer nights out for freshers
Student designed and informed campaign to #endspiking and promote safer nights out for freshers to be featured at over 80 universities this September The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) is a youth charity with 13 years of experience supporting young people age 11- 25 to...
Drugs and alcohol education – Why we need a more nuanced approach – teachwire article
To equip young people with essential knowledge regarding alcohol and drugs, we need lessons that are less didactic and more engaging, says Helena Conibear, CEO of the Alcohol Education Trust....
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.
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.
It is thanks to Karen and the AET that across all areas within Derbyshire we now have knowledgeable trained professionals, volunteers and community groups who are ready to engage and support young people and the wider communities with much needed and up to date resources that meet their needs.
We feel the work of Karen and the AET team are doing is exceptional and much needed. We hope to link in with their offer in the future!