Information for school and college staff

Welcome to the DSM Foundation’s dedicated page for school and college staff.  This brings together our provision that school staff may find useful in their work with students.  Note that all materials are regularly reviewed to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date as well as evidence-based.


Information on workshops, including content, costs and how to book them, is available below.

'I Love You, Mum' play

Information on the play that tells Dan’s story, “I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die” by Mark Wheeller, can be accessed below, in addition to details of our Theatre in Education tours, including how to enquire about booking a performance

PSE/PSHE resources

Information on our free of charge PSHE/PSE resources for students aged 11 years and upwards is covered in the mapping documents downloadable here for England and Wales and here for Scotland. For more information about these, please click here, or if you already know what you want to download, click here for resources for England and Wales, or here for resources for Scotland.

Standalone PSHE/PSE resources

There are some standalone PSHE/PSE resources on a range of topics such as vaping and cannabis edibles available to download below. These are designed for delivery by school staff, either as an assembly, as a single session in smaller groups, or as a series of bitesize sessions, and were developed in response to requests from schools. As such they include staff briefings as well as the delivery materials to help teachers feel quipped to tackle these topics.

Mission Transition

For slightly younger students, the Mission Transition programme – again for delivery by school staff – can be downloaded by clicking the link below. This has been designed for students aged 10-12 years as they move from one academic setting to another.

Staff training

The DSM Foundation can plan and run bespoke training sessions for school or college staff. Please get in touch to discuss your setting’s requirements.

Youth Ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors (YAs) are one of the Foundation’s most valuable assets and are at the heart of our work with young people. Aged between 16-21, they help spread our message into their schools and communities, support the work of the DSM Foundation and advise our trustees and team on ideas, plans and developments from a young person’s perspective. 

Drug Education Forum

The DSM Foundation has led on the formation of the Drugs Education Forum, which brings together providers and practitioners from across the sector to uphold evidence-based standards, share best practice and advocate for all young people to have access to high quality drugs education. For more information, click below.

Staff briefings

The DSM Foundation sometimes gets asked by schools and colleges for information on specific topics, perhaps in response to questions asked by students, so below is a series of briefings (in video and written forms) listed by topic:

Further information

School fundraising

Information on how schools and colleges can raise vital funds to support our work

Fiona's books

Information about Fiona’s books, I Wish I’d Known and Talking the Tough Stuff with Teens, including how to order your copy.

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