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Drugs and Alcohol Education

TRAINING/EVENTS

Life Skills-based Education for Drug Misuse Prevention

online-or-face-to-face | Half Day - Full Day depending on requirements | Delivered either in-house in your school or online. Please email kelly.obrien@mft.nhs.uk for more information or to book a session.

Course description

The training introduces the life skills approach for developing programmes that can lead to better health and drug education outcomes that may ultimately influence student drug use. Delegates will be introduced to a way of teaching drug education and other health issues, based on the development of links between knowledge, values and skills. The training supports delegates with practical skills and knowledge in enhancing the personal and social competence of students through the development of Life Skills. This includes the acquisition of situation specific skills and strategies, while addressing values and knowledge relevant to decisions being made about drug use and similar issues. The strategies and activities are relevant to all who have a role in addressing the physical, social, emotional and spiritual health and welfare of students.

participants

Primary

Secondary

Special

Cost

All courses are FREE of charge to schools and organisations within the Manchester City Council Boundary. For schools/organisation s outside of Manchester please contact healthyschools@mft.nhs for fees.

MEET YOUR TRAINER

Kelly O'Brien

Kelly has gained over twenty-one years of experience working in both public health and education, including thirteen years with the Healthy Schools’ team. This has afforded Kelly with extensive experience of working with schools on all aspects of PSHE, delivering training, and developing schemes of work. Her specialist subject for Healthy Schools is drugs and alcohol education, and her professional interests include positive psychology, transition, and inclusion in education.

Kelly is passionate about supporting school communities to deliver Health Education through an approach that engages the whole school community and promotes a positive ethos and environment. She is committed to lifelong learning and has achieved a First-class BA (Hons) in Education; a Masters in Education in the field of Psychology of Education, and has undertaken postgraduate research about teachers' perspectives on PSHE and health education. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys cooking, gardening, films, and walking with her labradoodle, Bella. 


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