Helping parents protect and inform their kids about alcohol

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Proven to delay drinking and reduce drunkenness

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Training teachers about protective life skills

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Enabling behaviour change and responsible choices

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Parent Area

Parents Area

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.

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Teacher Area

Teachers 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.

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Our Mission

Our vision is for young people to enter adulthood having a healthy relationship with alcohol. We engage pupils before they begin drinking, help them build resilience skills, know how to avoid risky situations and learn how to look after themselves and each other. The average age of a first whole drink in the UK is age 13 – far too young, and usually at home.

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The Programme

Our Programme LeafletsSchool 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…

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Our ProgrammeWhere 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…

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Parent & Teacher News

Nearly 4,000 children hospitalised with alcohol poisoning last year – including 52 aged under 11

The Daily Mirror reports that shock new figures from the Department of Health have sparked concerns about a potential rise in binge drinking to potentially fatal levels: ‘Hundreds of children are being rushed to hospital every month with alcohol poisoning, shock new figures show. Nearly 4,000 children were taken to A&E last year – including 52 under the age of 11 – said the Department for Health. Sarah Wollaston, chair of the Commons health select committee, warned: “It is a grave risk to young people’s health.” In total, 3,748 under-18s were admitted to hospital with alcohol poisoning during 2012-13 – more than 300 a month. Dr Wollaston said: “We should be very concerned about who is supplying them.” The total number of booze-related admissions to hospital among young people is falling. But the number of cases of alcohol poisoning has sparked fears of a sharp rise in binge drinking. Dr Wollaston added: “It would be wrong to think this problem has gone away.” Among adults, there were almost 82,500 cases of alcohol poisoning in hospitals last year. And the total number of alcohol-related admissions to hospitals has soared by 12% since the Coalition came to power.... read more

Press Releases

Part time project manager required

10 month programme Start date: 1st September 2015 The AET are pleased to be recipients of a grant to follow and implement its talk about alcohol programme in schools across three geographical areas of England over one year. In partnership with The Institute of Education, the project manager will co-ordinate the pre and post intervention questionnaires,manage school requirements,  meet with participating schools and manage day to day email and phone support, be responsible for data management and ensure the project is kept to timescale within a tight time frame working closely with the existing AET regional co-ordinators. Experience of PSHE and recruiting schools will be an advantage but not essential. Some travel required, good presentation skills a bonus. For more information and to apply, please contact: or phone 01300 320665. The Alcohol Education Trust  ... read more

The AET calls for Alcohol Education to be taught in schools as part of PSHE

The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) welcomes the report of the Education Select Committee on PSHE and SRE Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in Schools to make personal, social, and health education (PSHE) statutory in schools in a bid to encourage safe, sensible and responsible alcohol use by young people. AET wants ministers at the Department for Education (DfE) to ensure the inclusion of alcohol education in PSHE in order to help delay the onset of alcohol use by young people.   Recommendations highlighted in the select committee report include reinstating funding for the continuous professional development for PSHE teachers and school nurses, as well as calls for Ofsted to resume its regular subject surveys of PSHE provision.   It also suggests the DfE should develop a working plan for introducing PSHE as statutory subjects in primary and secondary schools.   AET Founder and Director Helena Conibear believes ‘this is a wonderful opportunity to ensure that the entitlement to high quality PSHE, which includes alcohol education for all children and young people in our schools, however they are funded, is met and for them to receive a properly planned curriculum taught by well trained, confident and competent teachers.’ For more information visit or email Notes: The Alcohol Education Trust charity, with PSHE specialists and teachers as Trustees, provides a widely used and highly evaluated evidence based programme, talk about alcohol for 11- 18 year olds across the UK. It is an early intervention, social norms based programme which significantly delays the age that young people begin drinking and improves knowledge and engagement in PSHE. Schools may order a copy... read more

Thank-you so much for last night…. Parents were very appreciative and I think we can build on this for the future…. Once again many thanks for an informative and useful talk.

PSHE Coordinator

Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Gloucs

Thank you for taking the time to visit us. We all gained a great deal of very valuable knowledge from your session. I hope you have a relaxing weekend. It’s very well deserved :-)


Gateshead Teacher Training Twilight session

Thank you so much for the resources. The section on units will be a great help for my students. In fact the whole book is fantastic.

Head of PSHCE

The Wye Valley School