For far too long school students have been denied access to the truth about drugs, which has undermined their trust in health information in general and put them at greater risk of harm. This new initiative sets out to rectify this failure by presenting teaching materials that are evidence-based, balanced and proportionate. In this way, we hope to minimise the harms from the use of all drugs, whether legal or illegal.
This project is a collaborative effort between Drug Science and The Exchange. The Exchange is a web series, exploring subjects that matter to young people in a direct, engaging and informative way. Each of the topics is linked to the national PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) curriculum, and geared towards 13-16-year-olds. Given that a curriculum for life has been a top priority in recent years, and that PSHE education has never been more vital the ambition is that this web series will inspire change and equip teenagers with the tools they need to thrive in these uncertain times.
The traditional ‘just say no’ to drugs message hasn’t worked and we are keen to see teenagers across the UK equipped with the facts so that they can make safe decisions.
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