Drug awareness workshop for Key Stage 3 (KS3) and Key Stage 4 (KS4) students

Positive Health

One hour workshop covering drugs awareness for KS3 & KS4 students.

This training can be used as evidence towards helping you achieve SMSC.



Core Theme: 1 - Health and wellbeing

  • maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • assess and manage risks to health and to stay and keep others safe
  • identify and access advice and support agencies, including local facilities
  • make informed choices about health and wellbeing matters including drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • the role and influence of the media on lifestyle

Relates to KS3 and KS4 curriculum: 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8

Core Theme 2 - Relationships

  • develop and maintaining a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
  • recognise and managing emotions within a range of relationships
  • how to deal with risky or negative relationships
  • understand the concept of consent in relationships
  • identify and access advice and support agencies, including local facilities

Relates to KS3 and KS4 curriculum: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7

Core theme 3 - Living in the wider world

  • recognise rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities
  • understand how to make informed choices

Relates to KS3 and KS4 curriculum 3.1, 3.2

Service Description

Drugs Awareness is a one hour session which aims to increase students’ knowledge, skill base and capacity to make rational and informed choices in regards to socialising and experimenting with drugs.  We explore:

  • the legality of drugs
  • drug driving and roadside testing techniques by police
  • antisocial behaviour
  • potential for addiction
  • physical and psychological effects
  • suggest strategies for keeping safe while having a good time.

This workshop also provides information on drinks spiking, consent, and the ways in which substance use can aid exploitation and grooming.  Small group activities challenge perceptions of the ‘stereotypical’ drug user and generates a discussion about attitudes towards drugs. 

We use examples of young people whose experimentation with drugs resulted in fatalities and life changing brain injuries to demonstrate the risks involved with volatile substances.  

Young people are sign posted to relevant services in their local area where they an access further information, help and advice if needed.

The Drugs Awareness workshop is highly interactive and involves use of group discussion, replica drug boxes, videos, small group activities and a highly visual PowerPoint Presentation.

Positive Health Lincolnshire is a provider of sexual health and wellbeing workshops across Lincolnshire.  We work in partnership with Lincolnshire Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service, Public Health Lincolnshire and Healthy Schools Lincolnshire. We deliver training to many different organisations, both statutory and non-statutory. We also co-ordinate a schools programme, delivering workshops to around 85% of the country's Primary & Secondary schools, and Youth Clubs.


Workshops are:

  • provided to all schools across the Lincolnshire County
  • appropriate for year 9 - 13
  • delivered to individual tutor groups or whole year groups
  • available to participate in Ace/Aspire Days
  • one hour long, unless otherwise stated, although can be extended with additional activities or shorted to fit lesson times

The workshops

  • examine contemporary issues surrounding drugs – addiction, spiking, grooming, exploitation, sexual consent
  • provide tools for keeping safe when drinking alcohol and/or using drugs - looks at legislation, overdose and other problems that can cause death or serious injury
  • provide an understanding of the long term damage to future personal, social and economic prospects if involved with drugs - looks at legislation
  • provide tools to individuals which allow them to make safe choices, resist peer pressure and seek help and support, including signposting to local services

The cost of workshops for schools in Lincolnshire is £60 per tutor group. We are also available to deliver to youth groups and colleges, the cost of this will vary according to group size. Some workshops can be delivered free of charge if your setting meets our funding criteria.

Contact and how to book

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