To help you understand what we do, below are links to four sample sessions.

All of our sessions are bespoke, designed following discussion with you in advance to understand the needs of your group.

These will give you some idea of how we structure our sessions and the kinds of activities we might include for different groups of people.


Sample Children’s session –


To increase the children’s awareness of drugs and medicines and how to
keep safe

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss and define what a drug is
  2. Increase basic knowledge on effects of drugs on the body
  3. Discuss attitudes towards drug use
PLAN L.O. Time
1. Introduction 5 mins
2. Drug boxes (to discuss ‘what is a drug’) 1 15 mins
3. Drug quiz for children with alcohol experiment (Effect of alcohol on the body)and big cigarette chemicals in a cigarette) 2 15 mins
4. Attitudes game (about drugs) 3 15 mins
5. Conclusion 5 mins


Decision Making (Young People)


To enable learners to be more aware of how they make decisions

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, learners will:

  1. Have considered what influences their decision making
  2. Have discussed some of their own personal values
  3. Have considered the value in drawing together information in order to help make a decision
  4. Have practiced making decisions
Introduction 5 mins
Icebreaker Sock Wars/Animal Farm 5 mins
Decision Making (Cost Benefit)

To consider how our own ambitions and motivations affect our decision making

1 10 mins
Decisions – External Influences

To look at external factors that may affect our decision making.

1 and 2 10 mins
Decisions – Internal Influences

To look at the importance of being as informed as possible before making an important decision.

3 and 4 15 mins
Decision Making Role Play and/or Choices Game

To practice decision making

4 10-20


5 mins


Drug Prevention for Parents


To enable participants to have a very basic knowledge of both recreational and street drugs and to consider protective factors for the family.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, learners will:

  1. Know what a drug is
  2. Have considered some basic effects of drugs
  3. Have seen what various street drugs look like and the paraphernalia used
  4. Have looked at the Law concerning drugs and parents
  5. Have looked at why people use drugs
  6. Have looked at protective factors that could be put in place
Introductions 5 mins
Drug Boxes

To consider the definition of a drug

1 10 mins
Drug Samples

To find out what different drugs look like3

3 10 mins

To see what might be used to take a drug, and what to look out for

3 15 mins
Drug Categories

To consider how drugs affect the user (in general)

2  20 mins
Law Game

To learn about classifications

4 10 mins
Drug Law and parents quiz

To learn what, if any, responsibility a parent may have legally if their child is using a drug

4 10 mins
Why people take drugs – and a response

To consider the reasons people might use drugs and what, if anything, we might do to positively address these reasons. (E.G. building confidence)

5 15mins
Parenting Points

Looking at helpful ways to help children with the issue of drugs

6 15 mins

2 mins


Sample session – Street Pastors


To equip participants to develop their knowledge of drugs and recognise signs of drug use, and give them an understanding of the types of drugs found on the streets. They will look at ways they can respond when dealing with a drug-related incident.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, learners will:

  1. . Understand basic terminology
  2. Have learned what the most commonly used drugs look like and how they might be taken (paraphernalia)
  3. Learn, in general, the effects of drugs
  4. Know how to recognise signs and symptoms of drug use
  5. Have discussed the local drug situation
  6. Considered any relevant drug laws
  7. Have discussed what to do in drug-related situations
Introductions (including definitions) 1 15 mins
Names of Drugs and Categories

To learn names and slang names of common drugs and how, in general, they affect the user

1, 3 20 mins
Drug Samples and Paraphernalia

To identify what drugs look like and how they might be taken

2 20 mins
Law Game/Quiz

To investigate laws around drugs and what, if anything, this implies for the work of a Street Pastor

6 15 mins
Guess the drug

To consider signs and symptoms of drug use

4  15 mins
Case Studies

To consider scenarios a Street Pastor might come across and how they might respond.

7 20 mins
Local Issues

To discuss any local issues relating to drug use

5 10 mins
Questions and Conclusion

5 mins

For training for Youth Workers and Family Workers, see ‘Training Courses’.