'Out of It' - Alcohol and Substance Misuse

'Out of It' - Alcohol and Substance Misuse

The Council’s Community Safety Team has commissioned Loudmouth Education and Training to create a new educational resource on drug and alcohol misuse for key stage 3 pupils. 

‘Out of It’, is a new theatre in education programme designed to be run with year 7 and 8 pupils. The programme supports students to learn about the short- and long-term impacts and risks of drug and alcohol misuse and to understand that a lot less young people are using drugs or alcohol than many believe by exploring the positive social norms around the 


The programme uses drama, a character Q&A session and discussion to raise the pupils’ awareness around drug and alcohol misuse. In the drama the main character, Amber, looks back on her past experiences with drugs and alcohol use. She talks about the negative impacts these have had on her life and how she accessed support from local organisations. 

After the drama, the students get the opportunity to ask Amber questions about her past and current situation and participate in discussion. The session ends with information of where the pupils can go for help if they are concerned about their own or others alcohol or drug misuse.

Resource packs are being distributed to secondary schools providing information about local support services, details about the drama, lessons plans and further campaign material. 

Campaign messages will also be promoted using the Council’s new Tik Tok channel – ‘Cannock Chase Life’ and wider online advertising via the Council’s website and existing social media platforms.

If you would like a copy of the campaign material, please email the Community Safety Team at partnership@cannockchasedc.gov.uk 

For more information about this new programme, please read the full press release.


Help and support - T3 Young Persons Substance Misuse Service

If your drinking was out of control, could you get OUT OF IT?

If your child or a young person you know has a problem with drinking and substance misuse, contact T3 Young Persons Substance Misuse Service 

T3 Stars is a confidential service for young people up to 20 years old in Staffordshire (excluding Stoke-on-Trent).

They aim to help young people make informed choices about their alcohol and drug use, and to raise awareness of all the risks involved. This includes providing high quality and responsive support and assistance to parents and carers, schools, colleges, statutory services and other young person’s services and youth and community groups, enabling effective community treatment planning that reflects an inclusive approach to care coordination.

If you have concerns about a child, call T3 Stars on 01785 241393 or email t3stars.stafford@humankindcharity.org.uk 



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