Hope UK’s voluntary Drug Educators are trained to provide interactive and age-appropriate drug and alcohol education sessions to different age groups in a wide range of settings, from schools to youth groups to parents’ associations. Games and activities are used to deliver information in a way that is engaging and thought-provoking. (See Programmes for details.)
Sessions are designed in accordance with best practice guidelines as determined by the former Drug Education Forum and organisations like the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction). Evaluation forms are used to monitor the effectiveness of our drug education work and seek to measure changes in knowledge, attitudes and intentions on the part of participants.
Click here for our booking form if you would like a Hope UK Drug Educator to deliver a session.
What people say about Hope UK’s drug education sessions
“We appreciate all that you have done. You have made a positive contribution to our Future Jobs Fund Resilience Training Programme. We have noted a marked decline in drug/drink related work problems with our Future Job Fund employees compared to the first 6 months when you were not involved.” Volunteer Co-ordinator, Derek Gard, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
“Excellent. Great adaptation of the course to suit our age group and the fact we are St John’s Ambulance Volunteers.”
“Really interesting, I will definitely recommend to other groups in the area.”
University of Warwickshire – St John’s Ambulance Volunteers – young people.
“A super two sessions. Engaging activities for the children which extended their knowledge and understanding of these issues. Very well delivered. Will gladly rebook next year. Thank you Michelle.”
St Peter & St Paul Primary School, Lincolnshire
“It was very good because she didn’t lecture us, she used us in her examples”.
“We are so grateful for this repeat visit and hope to maintain relations for future youth engagement / VPC working.”
Merton Police Cadets, London
“As always – very suitable for our pupils. Excellent activities. All pupils focused all the time!” “Sarah – brilliant and appropriate. We would ask for Sarah every year as she understands the needs of our pupils and pitches the lesson just right!”
Alfriston Special School, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
“As a result of today I will try my best not to take any drugs in the future.”
“I will say ‘no’ to a cigarette if someone offers me one.”
“I will tell my mum about Hope UK and tell her that I think drugs are dangerous.”
“I don’t think I will take drugs but personally I am very vulnerable to peer pressure.”
“A fun and enjoyable session which I learnt a lot from.”
St Dunstan’s College, Catford – Young people – Year 7
“Resources were appropriate and relevant to the task. Mary was knowledgeable and related to children well.
Wilshere-Dacre Junior School, Hitchin – Teacher
“A wonderful and very useful session as usual – thank you!”
The King John School, Thrapston, Northamptonshire
“I write to thank you on behalf of Churchill Academy for attending our PSHE day last term on 15th March 2013. Your contribution was extremely valuable in bringing the dangers of Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking to the attention of our students, giving them guidelines for the future when they are inevitably faced with choices they will need to make.
The students experienced a varied and interesting day and we intend to repeat this event in the future. The input from Hope UK was very much appreciated and was instrumental in ensuring a very successful day. Thank you once again.”
PSHE day at Churchill Academy & Sixth Form, North Somerset – Teacher
“Good, fun games but very educational. Aimed at the right level/age group. Very well presented. The boys were very interested and sat and listened to the whole evening. It is not very often they sit still for this long so the boys must have found it interesting.”
19th Warton 1st Cubs, Lancashire
“Most useful – identifying and dealing with signs and behaviours. Broad understanding of drug types/impacts. Symptoms and approaching the subject with young people.”
Princes Trust, Highbury College, Portsmouth