Alcohol & drugs

A resource package aimed at exploring how alcohol and drugs can put you at risk and how you can stay safe.


This lesson plan amalgamates the Public Health England Rise Above materials on alcohol with bespoke materials provided by Avon & Somerset. It also looks at the factors that lead to experimentation with alcohol and drugs.

It does not focus on the different types of drugs available and their effects as this information is freely available on sites such as

In addition, the government’s National Drug Strategy draws on a growing body of evidence to advise that information-only/legal consequence approaches are ineffective; instead a broader preventative approach is recommended which focuses more on engagement.

Request a visit from a PCSO

Make a request for a PCSO to come to your school and present this lesson plan.

The session are designed for class size groups to allow for effective learning and are designed for the duration of 30-50 minutes

Associated content

Public Health England

Public Health England have produced a series of PSHE packages aimed at 11-16 year olds (KS3 and 4).

Talk To Frank

Comprehensive advice for young people about drugs.