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

The Alcohol Education Trust is seeking to employ a part-time coordinator to lead its teacher and parental outreach in the North East

Part of  the AET’s remit is to offer schools and communities the opportunity to receive ongoing regional advice and support, to undergo training on how to use the talkaboutalcohol programme as well as hosting ‘Talking To Kids About Alcohol’ sessions for parents/carers. The role will also involve presenting to local PSHE professionals, local authorities, Public Health and relevant social media networks and groups. The talkaboutalcohol programme for 11- 18 year olds is PSHE Association quality assured and awarded 3/3 for effectiveness by The DfE appointed CAYT Mentor Adepis. It is one of the top 50 Early Intervention Foundation most effective programmes across all disciplines. Visit  and to learn more. The position will be home based, but the candidate must be willing to travel throughout the North East and to make some evening presentations. 15-21 hours a week with a bonus for any evening parent/carer seminars delivered. For a job specification and terms please email   Closing date: 15th December... read more

The AET and Mentor host The first National Alcohol and Drugs conference on evidence based school programmes

On the 19th October The AET and Mentor jointly hosted The first National Alcohol and Drugs conference on evidence based school programmes. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office Sarah Newton MP made her first speech on the Government alcohol and drugs strategy and policy, praising the work of The Alcohol Education Trust and Mentor and their prevention work in schools Click here to see the photos and... read more

Press Releases

Alcohol Awareness week 14th – 20th November – Will you help us?

Curry on fundraising! We’re hoping that friends and supporters will consider hosting a low key supper, tea, book club, film night or lunch for their friends during alcohol awareness week in aid of the work we do at The Alcohol Education Trust across the County. It costs us £90 to support a school, youth or sports club with our award winning programme with specific resources for children with moderate learning difficulties and just a few pounds raised in donations, when added up really make a difference. We work out of a garage in Frampton to ensure our overheads are kept to a minimum – so your donations go directly to training teachers and community leaders, providing our programme for young people or providing outreaches to parents and carers – helping to change behaviours and outcomes across the UK . Would you host something on our behalf?  I’ve enclosed a flyer to share with friends who may be interested in what we do and the extent of the problems across Dorset. Please take a look via and . Please let us know how we can support you if you decide to take part. Thanks so much! Helena 01300 320665 or 07876 593... read more

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