UK 2008 ROCK CHALLENGE®
USEFUL PSE/PSHE RESOURCES
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The DrinkAware Trust's website is full of very useful facts, figures and advice concerning alcohol.
Drinkline provides brief telephone advice on alcohol misuse issues and refers people to their local services. The number is 0800 917 8282 and all calls are free.
The Alcohol section of the Wired for Health site 'LifeBytes' for Key Stage 3 pupils contains information on alcohol and health and legal issues. There is an interactive quiz (flash plug-in required) and ideas for further activities.
TACADE (established in 1968 as the Teacher's Advisory Council on alcohol and Drugs Education) is a non-Government charitable organisation, which has a particular concern to combat harm to health stemming from legal and illegal substance misuse.Their website contains details of publications produced by TACADE such as 'The World of Alcohol' for primary school pupil and 'Drink Deal' a card game about alcohol, their consultancy training and project management services and 'The Source' a peer education project involving young people in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.
The Wrecked site was produced by the Health Education Authority and is aimed at young people between the ages of 16-21. It contains an interactive alcohol unit game, a true/false quiz about alcohol, facts and figures.
This section was introduced in September 2007 to reflect growing concern about the bullying of young people, not simply in the "open-air" context but also the increasingly lonely world of the mobile phone and the internet.If YOU have been the subject of any sort of bullying, whether through name-calling, violence at school or in the street, text messages or internet emails or images on websites such as (eg) MySpace, or false blogs, then turn to one of the following websites for help.
And remember ... STAY SAFE ONLINE ! Don't give out personal information to the world such as (in particular):- addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, internet contact details, school details, passwords or pictures. Do nothing like that ... it'll help keep you safe as well as stopping anyone stealing your identity. Always be a bit vague ... use an email address that isn't obviously your name, say you live in Great Britain ... or "the Midlands" ... something vague ... be better at keeping your personal information safe than other people are at getting it out of you !
Hampshire Constabulary developed this very helpful pack for use in schools. It covers substance use and misuse, crime prevention and personal safety.
Resources supplied are: users' manual, session cards, photocopiable worksheets, photographs, video. To order a pack contact:
The Publications and Communications Unit
DrugScope has been created through a merger of two information and policy organisations, the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence (ISDD) and the Standing Conference on Drug Abuse (SCODA). Their website includes information on their products and services, news and events, UK trends and updates, education and prevention.
Produced by the charity RIDE the site aims to support the promotion of lifeskills and drug education in schools. It includes useful information about programmes for 9, 11 and 13-year-olds for use by teachers, though these revolve around paid-for materials.
The website contains details of the Healthy Schools Standards and relates those to healthy schools programmes.
IBIS Trust, 1-3 Market Square, Chesham, Bucks HP5 1HG
The IBIS Trust provide services and support to school-based peer education projects and in developing new approaches.
Life Education Centres, 53-56 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DE
The Drugs section of the Wired for Health website 'Mind. Body and Soul' for Key Stage 4 pupils (14-16 year olds ) contains general information about drugs. A flash plug-in is required for some parts of the site.
National Drugs Helpline freephone 0800 77 66 00
Release provides advice on drug-related issues such as school exclusions, drug policies, basic advice and counselling on young peoples' drug use and can also assist with referrals to appropriate agencies. They run the Drugs in School helpline on 0345 366 666, open 10am to 5pm weekdays.
RE-SOLV (The Society for the Prevention of Solvent and Volatile Substance Abuse)
Go here if you are concerned about inhalant abuse, sniffing or glue sniffing. Freephone helpline on 0808 800 2345 open 9:00-5:00, Monday to Friday.
TACADE (The Advisory Council on Alcohol & Drug Education)
TACADE provides support for professionals, professional groups, parents and carers working with young people, and produces a range of publications, training and consultancy products that enable children and young people to make positive changes in attitude, ability, skills and behaviour.
Copies of these and other publications can be obtained from: Department of Education and Employment Publication Centre, PO Box 5000, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 6YJ Tel: 0845 602 2260 Fax: 0845 603 3360.
Department for Education and Skills publications
There have been so many changes to these that all the following references may well be out of date :((
In the light of 'Tackling Drugs To Build A Better Britain' and evidence from practitioners, the DfES has reviewed good practice in drug education in schools and the youth service and produced this checklist publication for Headteachers (including headteachers of independent and GM schools), Youth Services and Local Education Authorities. This supplements advice given in DfES Circular 4/95 'Drug Prevention and Schools'.
SMOKINGThe British Heart Foundation's "Ten Steps to Quitting Smoking" page
The British Heart Foundation aims to play a leading role in the fight against heart disease and provides research, support, education, training and equipment. Their website contains information in support of these aims (notably a detailed listing and ordering facility for any of their many free publications) and Healthy Heart, a health promotion section dealing with physical activity, smoking, drinking, blood pressure and heart conditions.
The Cancer Research Campaign aims to investigate the causes, distribution, pathology and treatments of all forms of cancer and to promote its cure". This page deals with the dangers of nicotine - others deal with many of the other problems such as alcohol and other substances.
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