Safer Teens

The Safer Teens workshop supports school staff working with Year 7 to 12 students and provides the opportunity to:

  • unpack the new Challenges and Choices teacher resources that are mapped to the Western Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education
  • gain greater understanding of the effects and broader impacts of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, caffeine, and over-the-counter and prescription drugs
  • clarify the ‘real picture’ of student alcohol and other drugs use supported by the Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) Survey statistics
  • participate in a range of teaching and learning strategies that can be transferred into the classroom to promote student wellbeing and prevent harms from alcohol and other drugs use, including road trauma.

The course is free, lunch is provided and certificates of participation will be issued on completion. Up to $350 is paid to your school towards teacher relief.


Participation expectations

Participants should have an understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.

Eligibility to enrol

Anyone who works with students from Year 7 to Year 12 will find the workshop useful.


“This workshop had everything. Was really interested to see the latest drug use statistics and can see why I need to get the message to my students that ‘not everyone their age is using drugs or drinking’. The resources were great too.”
Health and Physical Education teacher, Ocean Reef Senior High School

“We run alcohol education in our health programs for students in every year level. Kids want to know about other drugs but at their age they need to understand more about alcohol and how it has the potential to affect their brain development. This workshop gave me some more great activities that I will definitely use in my next program and links to other resources that our school can order to inform our parents about delaying the use of alcohol by their children.”
HOLA, Applecross Senior High School

Length of workshop

The workshop commences at 8:30am and concludes at 3:00pm.


Places in SDERA workshops are limited and we ask that you make a commitment to attend once you have registered.  If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to offer your place to another applicant.

For further information on Safer Teens please contact

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