Over 25 years, in excess of over 400,000 young people have benefitted from one of our programmes. Because our programmes create a real change in attitudes and behaviour, we are the go-to organisation for many agencies, including the Police, Prison Service, Community groups and the British Army.
Our interactive and age-appropriate resources make lessons engaging even when it comes to discussing tricky subjects. We cover a vast range of topics including drugs, alcohol, knife and hate crime
We have been developing and delivering our drug and life skills education resources since 1995
We are a registered charity in England and Wales that has been developing and delivering drug and life skills education resources for teachers in UK schools since 1995. Our programmes are developed using evidence from research and follow government guidelines and best practice.
Drug and substance misuse by young people in the UK costs around £28 Million each year. Statistics show that 11% of young people have tried drugs at some point and we know that regular abuse can start with the casual use of ‘soft drugs’.
‘To educate young people to lead safe and healthy lives and achieve their potential’
‘To provide drug and alcohol education to more young people year on year’
|Course Name||Key Stage||Key Topics||Delivery Method||Length of Programme||Resources|
|On Track||1||Pre-work for later stages – growing up in a drug using world Helpful and Harmful drugs||Teacher Led||Nine 1 Hour Lessons||Downloadable worksheets / resources Lesson Plans|
|Keep on Track||2||Drugs, Alcohol, Risks and Consequences, Responsibility, Positive Relationships||Teacher Led||Eight Flexible 1 Hour Lessons||Downloadable worksheets / resources Lesson Plans|
|Life Skills Primary||2||Drugs, Alcohol, Knife Crime, Hate Crime, Decision Making, Resistance Strategies, Responsibility, Stress, Peer Pressure, Communication, Risks and Consequences, Support Network, Good Citizenship||DAaRT Officer and/or Teacher Led||Ten 1 Hour Weekly Lessons plus Graduation||Video’s, Presentation, Workbook, Lesson Plans|
|Life Skills Game||3 / Community Resource||Drugs and Alcohol, Hate Crime, Knife Crime, Internet Safety, Decision Making||Teacher / Youth Group Leader||Ad- hoc, card based scenario game with discussion||Cards, Session Guides, Information sheets (‘how to’, ‘the Law’)|
Evaluated life skills education programmes,
proven to be effective on these learning outcomes
Young people who had a Life Skills Education intervention were 3.4 times more advanced than the control group.
Young people that undergo our programmes are 5.4 times more likely to seek help from other people.
Young people that have go through the life skills primary programme are twice as likely to make safe and responsible choices
Young people were 2.4 times more knowledgeable about drugs, alcohol and substance use/abuse.
** Not only has an independent study shown that our programmes are effective on all major outcomes, teachers have rated them ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ against the Mentor ADEPIS Quality Standards. Parent feedback shows that children develop new skills and knowledge as a result of our courses. Click this link for more information on our effectiveness.
* All of our courses make use of the SKILL Decision Making model, our proprietary framework for examining risks and consequences.
DAaRT - Drug, Alcohol and Resilience Training.