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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
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
In an article in Sec Ed, Helena Conibear talks about the need for cannibis education as part of PSHE Use of cannabis among teenagers is on the rise and charity the Alcohol Education Trust has responded with new workshops for schools. CEO Helena Conibear offers some...
The Alcohol Education Trust are extremely pleased with the recommendations from The Home Affairs Committee on Drink Spiking. Helena Conibear our CEO submitted both written and verbal evidence to the Committee and is thrilled that nearly all of the proposals that the...
Our amazing work with The Longleigh Foundation has enabled us to double our remit and extend our work to support young people up to the age of 25. As a result of this, we are very excited to launch our brand new website for 16-25 year olds - www.life-stuff.org . The...
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!