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 Drug Education in schools.

I believe that every young person should have access to good, quality drugs education. Discovering that a loved one uses drugs or has an alcohol problem can be shocking, scary and stressful. Many family members know little about drugs or about alcohol dependency, and many hesitate to seek out this information, not wanting to associate themselves with issues that can be stigmatised, misunderstood and scary. Stress, anxiety and feeling out of control for sustained periods can cause mental and even physical health problems for families, which further contribute to the stress and difficulty of coping. We have all seen media representations of those who struggle with these issues which can often be prejudiced and judgmental. 

Drugs and Alcohol education is a statutory part of the science curriculum for schools in England and this could be built on through the PSHE curriculum, although 95% of primary schools and 97% of secondary schools reported that they deliver some sort of alcohol and drug education. There is a continued widespread lack of consistency - both in terms of quality and provision in delivering alcohol and drug education in both primary and secondary schools. By building pupils' resilience, values and skills around drugs and alcohol, teachers can help young people to develop the life skills to enter adulthood healthy and avoiding harms.



  • Innovative, interactive and bespoke drug and alcohol workshops. 

  • We can attend all youth provisions such as schools, colleges or youth centres.

  • We can facilitate drug and alcohol assemblies for year 6 to year 13's.

  • We can facilitate various training sessions such as a basic drugs and alcohol awareness training for both professionals and parents.

  • Consultancy on developing your drug policies.

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Improvements in PSHE provision, especially alcohol and drug education, are essential to ensuring students’ academic, personal and social wellbeing is supported. A recent research which was carried out by Angela Milliken-Tull MEd MSc FRSPH and Rebecca McDonnell BA(Hons) on behalf of Mentor-ADEPIS in 2017 brought up key findings such as:       

 95% of primary schools and 97% of secondary schools reported that they deliver some alcohol and drug education.

There is a continued widespread lack of consistency in the delivery of alcohol and drug education in both primary and secondary schools.

CPD for alcohol and drug education is too often not easily accessible locally for schools. 80% of teachers don’t know if their local authority can provide high quality CPD for alcohol and drug education; 70% feel the same about CPD for PSHE more broadly.

Time constraints in secondary school, particularly at Key Stage 4, frequently eliminate any alcohol and drug education.

There is a need to use misconceptions about alcohol and drug use within the learning environment to dispel myths, challenge views and develop pro-health social norms, based on accurate local data.

What Mentor-ADEPIS learned:

Young people echo teachers’ concerns over the lack of resources, as well as a lack of provision around the connections between alcohol and drug education, mental health and other aspects of PSHE. Young people also report that they want to be more involved in the planning of their alcohol and drug education and to receive input that is relevant to them, including normative education that dispels the myths surrounding drugs and alcohol.

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The services we deliver are not only the highest quality, but are also available in a variety of options to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for. HowzThat1 can deliver our workshops and training either in person or online.


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Educating Young People...

HowzThat1 believes passionately that education on the risks associated with gambling is an essential part of tackling gambling-related harms, and that gambling should have parity with education around other risky behaviours such as drinking, smoking or taking drugs.

The work we are doing complements that which the PSHE Association are conducting in partnership with GambleAware to support children and young people to understand, and avoid, risks associated with gambling, and also supports the statutory Health Education curriculum being  introduced from September 2020.


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Working with schools...

Educators, social workers and other professionals working with children and young people play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online. 

Howzthat1 aims to work in partnership with schools and other youth provisions across the UK to both deliver good, quality training so those professionals are better equipped at supporting young people and children about the harms of online and how to stay safe online.

Howzthat1 wants to educate children and young people across the UK so that they are better prepared on how to stay safe when being online, especially when using social media.



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Working with schools and other Youth Provisions...

The key messages on healthy relationships and consent have been developed as part of HowzThat1 work on supporting positive relationships and sexual wellbeing in young people. The messages set out that relationships should be mutually respectful, consensual, positive, healthy and enjoyable. They are applicable to all romantic relationships – from those that are about holding hands to those where young people are sexually active, regardless of whether they are in same sex or mixed sex relationships.


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