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Talk About Trust


The Talk About Trust is a small focused charity which works across the UK to keep young people safe around alcohol, vaping, cannabis and other substances. We are a leading early intervention charity that enables young people age 11- 25 to make more informed, safer life choices through the provision of interactive evidenced resources and workshops for young people, training and cpd for professionals and parental support.

Over the last decade, the AET has supported over 1000 schools, youth and sports clubs and ½ million children EACH year with its training, resources and regionally based experts free of charge – at a cost of under 50p per child.

Our mission is to keep young people safe around alcohol and other substances, improve life chances and reduce negative risk taking. We support teachers, parents, carers, community leaders and those under 25.

We are delighted to share our new About Us information with you! This includes detail about what we do, our goals, our impact and reach, why we're needed, how you can get involved and our diversionary outreach delivered from our community hub. Have a look via Partnership-leaflet-2024.pdf (


AET Resources for use in schools

Our educational materials and lesson plans are listed by subject to make lesson planning simple and are mapped to DfE and RSHE statutory guidance. There are different levels of resources for different age groups and abilities, together with short film clips and hand out sheets.

All resources are linked to our website for young people. We highly recommend that you book a training or cpd workshop for your school from one of our regionally based specialist staff via in most cases this is funded thanks to local commissioning or grants.

View resources here 

View SEN resources here


Resources for Parents and Carers

Parents and carers, in teenagers’ opinion, are the most important influence in their lives through the examples you set, the house rules, the allowance and freedoms you allow them. As your teenagers get older knowing about the law, keeping them safe and setting boundaries are key too. This website gives tips and guidance for you to approach the issue of drinking, vaping and cannabis with your children, teenagers or young adults Talking about choices early on will help your child to understand short- and long-term effects, the law and be to make more informed and responsible choices in the future. 

View resources here.


Drink Spiking Resources for Educators

Download this drink spiking fact sheet for information on what drink spiking is, how to prevent it, the symptoms of drink spiking, how to respond if a drink has been spiked, and the consequences of spiking another person's drink.  

There are many resources on offer. Access the order form via Spiking Resources Order Form which should be emailed to when complete. 


Talk About Alcohol

This link takes you to four short films (7 mins each) of young people talking about their experiences with alcohol. Students then have the opportunity to rate alternative outcomes for each experience and think about what they would have done differently. 

Information booklets for both students (year 10+) and parents/ carers

Student booklet

Parent / Carer booklet


Resources Available to Order

The Talk About Trust are able to offer the following resources free of charge to most schools and some organisations:

    • Teacher Workbook (100 pages of lesson plans, games and activities organized by top and year group);

    • ‘Alcohol and You’ guide for young people including top tips and advice on staying safe around alcohol;

    • ‘Talking to Kids’ parent guide including helpful advice and information on tops including units, guidelines, the effects of alcohol and the law;

    • Activity box including laminated activity cards and the BAFTA winning ‘Just a few drinks’ films. Thanks to grant funding, this is free of charge for those working with children who are looked after or have additional learning needs;

    • Six fully planned lessons including accompanying PowerPoints for KS3. These lessons help ensure high-quality, effective alcohol education lessons with minimal planning requirements;

    • Four fully planned lessons including PowerPoints especially designed for pupils with SEN Picture and story led activities;

    • Lessons, resources and an assembly for age 16+ looking at cannabis and alcohol;

    • is a pupil-facing online learning zone including fun and engaging activities and games such as online nightclub. The site allows pupils to learn to make safe choices around alcohol in a very pupil-friendly way.


To order paper copies of any of the above resources or to arrange a teacher training/ parent talk, please contact  

Talk about alcohol - Teacher workbook and lesson plans



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