Support pupils to make healthy, responsible choices linked to alcohol and drugs, with an understanding of how these can impact on health, including mental health and addiction.
Pupils need the opportunity to build knowledge, skills, attitudes and positive health aspirations to keep them safe in situations where they may encounter drugs, alcohol and related risky behaviours. Schools are well placed to provide a safe space to explore these issues alongside wider factors such as peer pressure, how to seek help etc.
This short course will help you:
- Develop an understanding of current substance misuse behaviours in children and young people
- Explore a range of age-appropriate teaching materials and strategies to embed this topic within your PSHE curriculum
- Know how to teach about the impact of parental behaviours, peer pressure and societal influences on health related behaviours using non-judgemental approaches
- Consider ways to develop resilience to unhealthy substance misuse behaviours and their impact, including the influence on mental health and addiction for pupils and their peers
SLT, PSHE Leads, Teachers, TA’s and pastoral support workers from primary and secondary schools.