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Drugs Intervention Training

Course description

This three-hour training course is for pastoral or school health staff within schools to be able to identify and support pupils who may be at risk or present as misusing substances. The course includes knowledge of different substances and methods of use, how to identify and assess young peoples’ substance misuse and how to make referrals to specialist drugs services using appropriate tools. Participants will develop knowledge of motivation to change and how to support young people through the ‘Cycle of Change’ with the aim of minimising harm and becoming drug or alcohol free. Upon completion of the training, staff will be able to deliver interventions and access resources to support pupils in school experiencing substance misuse.


This course is open to all staff who work within a school setting. It may be of particular interest to: pastoral staff, School Health Advisors/School Nurses and staff from Pupil Referral Units.


This course is provided free of charge to Manchester schools that have prioritised Drug and Alcohol Education as part of the Health Check.

Course booking information

This training is delivered in-house as either an inset or a twilight session. If you would like to book this training session or require more information then please contact

If you are a school/organisation from outside Manchester and you are interested in our training/resources, please contact us for further information about our range of bespoke training packages/current fees and charges.

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