The following links offer more information about alcohol issues, and include organisations that can offer help to young people and their parents.
There are some good youth-friendly websites offering advice on alcohol such as:
Resources for use in schools
Resources supported by the PSHE Association are designed to help parents to talk to their children about alcohol in an engaging and proactive way.
The presentation and leaflets give tips and guidance about being a good role model, the law and government recommendations on responsible drinking, how much is too much and how keeping tabs on their kids and sticking to rules really makes a difference.
The resources include the following presentations:
If you would like copies of the leaflets that accompany the presentations, please contact
The leaflets are also available to download:
Talking to Kids About Alcohol – A guide to parents and carers
Alcohol and You – Facts about alcohol, staying safe and what to do if things go wrong
For more information of drinking guidelines, being a good parent and resources, you will find plenty of good advice via:
Website and responsible drinking materials for consumers, offering general information and advice about alcohol issues, including a drinks 'unit calculator' and some lesson plans.
With a specific area for teachers leading to a variety of resources for the UK, this website links to all responsible drinking websites for consumers all over the world, giving information on drink drive laws, legal drinking age and sensible drinking guidelines for the UK and Internationally.
Know Your Limits
A website and information campaign for consumers on responsible drinking coordinated by The Department of Health and the NHS.
For more information, visit www.knowyourlimits.org
For Alcohol problems, dependency and for local help
Provides information and advice for families of alcohol and drug users. The website has a list of local family support services.
Tel: 020 7928 889
Main website offers general information about alcohol and can help put you in touch with your nearest alcohol advice centre in England and Wales.
Alcohol Focus Scotland
Scotland's national voluntary organisation, which provides information and advice on responsible drinking.
Tel: 0141 572 6700
Provides confidential help and counselling for young people.
Tel: 0800 1111 (Freephone)
If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence. They can put you in touch with your local alcohol advice centre for help and advice.
Tel: 0800 917 8282 (24 hours a day helpline)
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Offers information, advice, and fellowship to the children of problem drinkers.
Tel: 0117 924 8005 and Freephone 0800 3583456 (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm)
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Children
The NSPCC Child Protection Helpline is a free, 24-hour service that provides information, counselling, and advice for children and young people.
Tel: 0808 800 5000 (Freephone, 24 hours a day helpline)
Textphone (for those with hearing difficulties): 0800 056 0566 (Freephone)
Offers support and information for anyone parenting a child, and runs parenting courses.
Tel: 0808 800 2222
The PSHE Association is the subject association for all professionals working in PSHE education. It aims to raise the status, quality and impact of Personal Social Health & Economic education (PSHE) and enable high quality PSHE education teaching and learning for all children and young people.
Tel: +44 (0)207 022 1911