Support for your school

There are lots of ways we can work with you to support the young people in your education setting.

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Support and training for school staff

If you’re a school in an area where we deliver drug and alcohol services, then we can offer your staff free training to help improve your school's knowledge and understanding of young people and substance use. 

Use our service finder to find out if we deliver in your area.

Training to improve your understanding of young people and substance use

Our standard training covers:

  • Different types of substances and associated risks

  • How substances can impact young people and their development

  • How you can support young people who may be at risk of substance related harm

Tailored training for your school

We can also tailor training to a specific issue that your school might be struggling with. For example if you receive information about a problem with a specific substance. 

We can deliver training in your school premises or we offer a remote delivery option. 

Screening and referral

If you need it, we can also help your school to implement a screening and referral process. This will help staff to more easily identify when additional support may be required, and gives them a quick route into specialist support. 

Advice around school policies

We can also provide you with advice around your school policies, such as exclusion policies, and help put in packages of support for pupils at-risk of exclusion as a result of alcohol or drug use. 

Or, if you are simply looking for a bit more information or advice then we’re here to help you. 

Support for pupils

If you are worried about a young person you are working with, then please get in touch and we will help guide you towards the best support for them.

You can read about the ways we work and the different support options available on our Young People Drugs and Alcohol pages. 

We know that reaching out for support can be difficult. A young person may feel intimidated coming to a new environment, they may be anxious about what to expect, or they might just feel that their substance use isn’t that much of a big deal. 

Whatever the concern, we want the young person to feel as comfortable as possible. This might include seeing them within the school environment and/or together with a teacher they trust. If you are working with a young person who is anxious about meeting us, please let us know and we can discuss how best to support them. 

In some areas, we also work with small groups or whole year groups, delivering aspects of RSE/PHSE delivery through targeted programmes focusing on resilience, risk taking behaviour and drug and alcohol education. 

If you are interested to know more about how we might support you to support individual pupils or groups, please contact your local service. 

Mind and Body for your school

WithYou’s Mind and Body Programme is a free mental health programme aimed at young people and young adults who self harm, or who are at risk of self harm. 

Through a combination of group work and one-to-one sessions, the programme helps young people to find positive ways to manage difficult thoughts and feelings. It teaches healthy coping strategies and helps young people to find new ways to manage their emotions. 

The Mind and Body programme is predominantly delivered in secondary schools and other education settings, to small groups. We can also deliver Mind and Body to young people outside the school environment on a one-to-one basis. 

We don’t deliver Mind and Body in all areas, but we do in Kent, Medway, Lancashire, Cornwall, and Liverpool. If you’re a school in one of these areas, then you can request for us to deliver this programme in your school by contacting your local service which can be found using our service finder