Prevention Programs: Climate Schools

Health and wellbeing for school students

Climate Schools provides health education courses which aim to empower students to gain knowledge about their health and wellbeing. This knowledge will assist them in making positive and informed choices. The courses, known as modules, are based on realistic cartoon scenarios about teenagers and are designed to impart education about the use of alcohol and others drugs, the responsible consumption of alcohol, and ways to reduce alcohol and drug related harms.

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Prevention Programs

We currently offer Climate Schools modules aimed at students in Years 8-10 (approximate ages 13-16 years) for the following health and wellbeing topics:

  • Alcohol Education (Year 8)
  • Alcohol and Cannabis Education (Years 8 or 9)
  • Cannabis and Psychostimulants Education (Year 10)

Program Results

Our research shows that Climate Schools courses improve student outcomes by:

  • Reducing alcohol consumption
  • Reducing binge drinking
  • Reducing the frequency of cannabis use
  • Increasing knowledge about alcohol and cannabis
  • Improving attitudes towards alcohol