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Update on drink, drugs and vaping – what should we be teaching?

21st January 2025 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue: Zoom (online) – seminar

Audience: Pastoral Leaders, Houseparents, PSHEE teachers, School Nurses.

Course outline

Young people are growing up in a world in which they are very likely to encounter drugs, alcohol and vaping. They need to know the facts about what they might encounter and also how they can avoid dangerous activities. This seminar is designed to improve the knowledge of those who are teaching, and supporting, young people to navigate through these issues.

The seminar will also consider the growing use of snus which is causing significant concern in schools. We will consider strategies that can be implemented in schools. More information can be found in the following links”

Training topics will include:

  • Recent trends in alcohol, drug and vape use
  • The facts associated with substance misuse
  • The effects of substance misuse
  • The law relating to substance misuse
  • Appropriate support for those encountering difficulties involving substance misuse
  • Agencies that can offer further support

Learning outcomes:

  • The ability to teach about the facts and effects of alcohol, drugs and vaping.
  • To be able to answer questions confidently when asked about substance misuse.
  • To be able to offer appropriate support to a young person who is encountering difficulties due to substance misuse and to know when it must be escalated.


  • HIEDA/BSA Member Rate: £135
  • Non-member Rate: £270*

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21st January 2025
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Health in Education Association