In the March issue of the Education and Health Journal, Helena Conibear, CEO of the Alcohol Education Trust, gives an update on the vision of the charity and the developing objectives of the evidenced-based Talk About Alcohol Programme.

In the past week, the House of Commons voted in favour of including PSHE as a ‘must teach’ subject by September 2020 with alcohol education becoming a formal part of Health Education. Further guidance in the form of new NICE guidelines on alcohol education in schools (currently out for consultation) is expected to provide a recommended framework of “a whole school universal approach, incorporating social norms and avoiding scare tactics or highlighting extremes of behaviour.” The Talk About Alcohol programme will help schools to deliver on these requirements.

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