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Drugs and Alcohol Education

Drugs and alcohol education is fundamental for children and young people to grow up healthy and safe.

Effective drug and alcohol education builds pupil resilience and life skills around alcohol and drugs.

Training & Events

Drugs and alcohol education is fundamental for children and young people to grow up healthy and safe. Effective alcohol and drug education builds pupil resilience and life skills around alcohol and drugs.

Our universal training is available for all schools that have completed the Health Check.

Schools that have prioritised Drugs and Alcohol Education this year will have access to a wider selection of ‘in-house’ training and support to ensure that they are able to make significant progress in this area.

Please find a full list of training available to support the development of Drugs and Alcohol Education below.

If you are looking for bespoke training, or for more informtion please contact kelly.obrien@mft.nhs.uk

Drugs and Alcohol Education

Talking to children and young people about vaping - parents and carers webinar

12th July 2024

1 hour


Online


E-cigarettes/vapes were originally designed to help adults quit smoking tobacco, but they are increasingly being used recreationally by children and young people. Join us to learn more about this topi...
Drugs and Alcohol Education

Effective Drugs Education

1 hour


Online-or-Face-to-face


An essential course for anyone delivering drugs education, including approaches that can have a preventative effect and how to create a safe learning environment. Ideally delivered as a 1-hour session...
Drugs and Alcohol Education

Life Skills-based Education for Drug Misuse Prevention

Half Day - Full Day depending on requirements


Online-or-Face-to-face


The training introduces the life skills approach for developing programmes that can lead to better health and drug education outcomes that may ultimately influence student drug use. Delegates will be...
Drugs and Alcohol Education

Drugs and Medicine Safety Education for Children with SEND

1 hour


Online-or-Face-to-face


The session explores risk and protective factors for children, young people and substance misuse and introduces delegates to some activities for teaching about drugs (including medicines) and safety.​
Drugs and Alcohol Education

Drugs Awareness

1 hour


Online-or-Face-to-face


A brief overview of different types of drugs and their effects, current trends, new and emerging drugs and risk and protective factors for young people.
Drugs and Alcohol Education

Drugs Intervention – Making Changes

1-2 hours depending on requirements


Online-or-Face-to-face


This session is aimed at pastoral staff to be able to respond and support pupils on a one-to-one basis with vaping, smoking, drugs or alcohol. **New for 2023 - drugs intervention training with a focus...

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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you very much for delivering that last night and sending the slides. We really appreciate your support.

Effective drugs education

The transition booklet was incredibly useful and we would love to use it again.

Moving Up transition booklet

Huge thanks again for last night. Lots of food for thought and plenty of positive comments as staff left the room.

Effective Drugs Education Training

We're so made up! We want to do more with you, much more and we look forward to our next health check. We want to put into practice the exemplary practice that you recommend as the health improvement experts!

Action Plan Meeting

RESOURCES

All our Drugs and Alcohol Education resources have been developed and piloted in partnership with Manchester schools. Primary and secondary schools will find resources available below to support them with policy writing, good practice guidelines, relevant legislation, and curriculum development. 

Drugs and alcohol education is fundamental for children and young people to grow up healthy and safe. Effective alcohol and drug education builds pupil resilience and life skills around alcohol and drugs.

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If you are struggling to find resources around a related topic area, please do get in touch to let us know: kelly.obrien@mft.nhs.uk