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.

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

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

Press Releases

AET runner up in prestigious national health impact awards

The Alcohol Education Trust are absolutely thrilled to be a runner up in the 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards. These prestigious awards are run in partnership with the Kings Fund, and The AET have been made an award of £3000. This is the first time the AET have entered the competition which  rewards charities who have a considerable impact on health, based on its work around its schools programme Talk About Alcohol. Just 20 charities from an entry of 400 were selected to be shortlisted for the 2016 awards, which have been running since 1997. The Alcohol Education Trust underwent a rigorous audit and assessment before judging took place in January.  Helena Conibear, Director of the Alcohol Education Trust, commented ‘For a charity of our youth and size, to be runner up in the GSK IMPACT awards is an amazing accolade. Established as a charity in 2010,  our Talk About Alcohol programme now reaches 500,000 children a year, through the 1400 schools, youth clubs, sports clubs and charities across the country that we support. We are a small team and this would not have been possible without the commitment of our staff and trustees’. The awards ceremony will be held on the 12 May at The Science Museum in London. To learn more about the work of The Alcohol Education Trust, visit or email To learn more about the GSK Impact Awards visit The GSK IMPACT Awards are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old,... read more

Report on the parental engagement through schools in Halton

The AET have trialled a new approach with a group called Social Sense who run a programme called RU Different? in schools to make young people aware that most young people don’t smoke, get drunk or try drugs – we engaged with 9 schools across Halton to involve parents in a fun questionnaire about how many children in their school they thought were drinking and who supplied them with alcohol! We did this as the research shows that children in year 9 form their drinking habits largely based on the behaviours of parents and carers and the house rules we set them – and whether we stick to them too!. Often the problem for parents/guardians is the lack of knowledge of where to set boundaries, or how to begin conversations about alcohol with their children. We often base our expectations on ‘what we were doing at that age’, when in fact, underage drinking has halved over the past 20 years. Some of us are too laid back and others too strict – which can lead to unsupervised risky drinking – what we need is ‘tough love’! Piloted in 9 schools across Halton, we combined the latest technology with traditional emails and newsletters, to tempt parents to test their perceptions through five questions! Most encouraging of all is that 78% of parents/guardians said they will now change the way they talk to their children about alcohol! Click here to view the... 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