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. View the Parent Area

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. View the Teacher Area
“The AET’s Talk About Alcohol project  equips schools with the resources and training staff need to be able to offer a comprehensive alcohol education curriculum to their pupils. In addition, this supports a Public Health priority to see a reduction in the number of young people drinking alcohol and ensuring they have the skills and guidance to make informed choices.” Christina Hardy, Public Health Practitioner, Tyneside



Evidence-based best practice in alcohol and drugs education – Empowering young people to make healthy choices, 19th October 2016 at Middlesex University London… read more

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. Read more…

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… Read more…


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… Read more…

Parent & Teacher News

National Alcohol & Drugs Education Conference

National Alcohol and Drugs Conference   Evidence-based best practice in alcohol and drugs education – Empowering young people to make healthy choices   Date: Wednesday 19 October, 2016 Venue: Middlesex University London A day for professionals to hear from leading experts on the latest research on alcohol and drugs prevention, attend a choice of workshops on evidence-based programmes, and receive planning & evaluation advice for effective PSHE.   Keynote (invited): Karen Bradley MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Crime)   About the conference On 19th October 2016 two charities, The Alcohol Education Trust and Mentor UK, are bringing together a group of experts to showcase evidence-based and effective good practice that can be used in education settings across the UK for alcohol and drugs education and prevention. This conference and selection of workshops will offer teachers, PSHE leads, Local Authorities and those working in the field of alcohol and drugs with young people the opportunity to learn about the most highly trialled and rigorously tested programmes that are available across the UK. Alcohol and drugs are taught at a basic level through the science curriculum in schools, but the life and resilience skills that young people need to prevent drug use and enable them to make healthy choices about drugs and alcohol as they get older can be better developed through Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education or other teaching opportunities. Schools, local authorities and educators in non-formal education settings can benefit from guidance regarding effective, evidence-based alcohol and drugs prevention programmes, as well as support to improve training, content and delivery. On the day The... read more

AET shortlisted for the Kings fund GSK IMPACT Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that the Alcohol Education Trust was one of  twenty charities shortlisted out of the 400 entrants for The Kings Fund GSK IMPACT Awards, for charities assessed to have had the most impact on health in 2016. We receive a runners up £3,000 award and are looking forward to the awards dinner on the 12th May at the Science Museum. These awards are for charities with an income of up to two million – our income is less than a tenth of that. We are able to support a child with the Talk About Alcohol Programme for just 75p a year, and as you know, manage to keep our work free for schools by applying for grants and raising funds. Helena Conibear, Director of The Trust commented ‘We are very proud to have been selected for this prize following a very rigorous audit of everything we do by The Kings Fund assessors, and it does credit to our small dedicated team of staff and Trustees. To have achieved this level of recognition for our work having been established in just 2010 is both heartening and gratifying and it wouldn’t have been possible without the time given to the AET by an array of experts from across disciplines relevant to PSHE and alcohol’. The King’s Fund and GSK, partnering with Comic Relief, launch new programme to improve charity leadership The AET, as a result of the above, are delighted to have been invited to take part in the  Cascading Leadership programme, a new programme linked with the GSK IMPACT Awards, designed to extend leadership development opportunities across... read more

Press Releases

CMO Dame Sally Davies releases revised guidelines on alcohol consumption

As you may know, The CMO Dame Sally Davies released revised guidelines on alcohol consumption on Friday 8th January. Although some elements of the guidance are open for public consultation until April Ist, we are currently updating our websites and materials with the new guidance. The guidelines can be found online here. Sadly there hasn’t been a lead in period, so obviously our printed materials will contain the old guidance for the moment. We would therefore ask you to distribute the new guidance in the pdf and for you to add it to your unit and guidelines chapter of the teacher workbook. If you have any queries regarding the guidance, please email  or if you wish to read it in full, there is a link within the... read more

Alcohol Awareness Week 16-22 November 2015

Next week is Alcohol Awareness Week so we’d just like to remind you of the support we can offer your school . You can download our 100 page teacher workbook with everything you need to plan and deliver your lessons during the week via . Check out the resources on the teacher section of our website at where you can find our ‘Just a Few Drinks’ film and lesson plans. You will also find plenty of resources organised by topic and year group for ideas to help you through the week. Please feel free to be in touch if we can help in any way and don’t forget we are able to offer the following resources free of charge to UK schools: · AET Teacher Workbook (1 copy) · ‘Alcohol and You’ student guide (up to 250 copies) · ‘Talking to Kids about Alcohol’ parent guide (up to 250 copies) Just let Kate know if you’d like to order any of these for your school. on... 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 🙂 Teacher

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