We’re thrilled to announce that The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) has established a Scottish office, located in Glasgow City Centre and kindly hosted by The Wise Group and so is now able to support schools across Scotland with its highly evidenced and award winning programme for young people ‘Talk About Alcohol’. Every secondary school is entitled to a free copy of the teacher workbook, which contains over 30 lesson plans for 11-18 year olds, games, activities and fact sheets, especially adapted for Scotland and fully supported online.

For the last ten years, the AET has supported over 1000 schools, youth and sports clubs and ½ million children EACH year with its training, resources and regionally based experts free of charge – at a cost of under 50p a child. Our vision is to strengthen the effectiveness of our work in Scotland by establishing a local office with a dedicated trainer to support schools and youth organisations nationally.

2019 is the 10th Anniversary of the Alcohol Education Trust and the charity has been successful in securing grants from Foundation Scotland and others to enable us to offer our award winning and highly evidenced Talk about Alcohol schools programme to schools in Scotland free of charge, which you can view here: https://alcoholeducationtrust.org/download-teacher-workbook-scotland/

Helena Conibear CEO of The Alcohol Education Trust commented:

“The AET is a charity dedicated to reducing alcohol related harm for under 18s across the UK, and currently we already work with 90 schools in Scotland. It was always our ambition to have a permanent base in Scotland and this will be led by our newly appointed Scotland Director – Brian Gibson. Our goal is to engage children of all abilities and backgrounds before they begin drinking, helping them build resilience skills, to know how to avoid and resist risky situations and to look after themselves and each other in a variety of settings.”

Brian Gibson, AET, Director for Scotland commented:

“I am thrilled to be part of this exciting development and I really look forward to working with schools and communities in Scotland to introduce the ‘Talk about Alcohol’ programme”. This evidence based intervention will help young people in Scotland to enter adulthood with a balanced understanding of alcohol by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to make responsible and informed choices”