Alcohol and Young People

by | Dec 9, 2021 | First Aid at Work | 0 comments

Teenagers are at the likely age where they will push boundaries. Whether they are at a house party, out with friends, or on a holiday abroad peer pressure and temptation will be present. Before young people go out and socialise with their friends, it is essential that they are aware of the risks of alcohol and how important first aid training can come in handy.

If things go wrong, it is essential that they are aware of how to look after themselves and can also care for others around them. At Harberry Training, we have first aid courses in Northern Ireland that focus on Alcohol and Young People available to help teenagers to develop these life saving skills.


A statistic from the British Red Cross states that over 500,000 young people across the UK will be left to look after their drunk friends who are either sick, injured or unconscious. When faced with these emergencies a majority of young people will feel stressed and scared as they don’t know what to do.

Our Alcohol and Young People first aid course is aimed at sixth form students, university students and other young people in general to help them prepare for these scenarios. The course is designed to raise awareness on the dangers of alcohol abuse in young people and encouraged them to develop essential skills needed rather than walking away.

During the three hours of this first aid course in Northern Ireland’s capital of Belfast, the students and young people will be provided with knowledge of the effects that alcohol will have on their bodies. They will also receive basic life support skills that will help them to keep someone alive until the emergency services arrive at the scene. 


The course on Alcohol and Young people will focus on the following topics:

  • The effects of alcohol on the human body
  • What you should do if it all goes wrong
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • How to manage the unconscious casualty
  • How to clear an obstructed airway

Throughout the course participants will be assessed on their skills and when the course has been completed successfully they will be awarded with a certificate in Basic Life Support that will remain valid for 1 year.

The certification and skills that young people take away from this course can be the difference between life and death for some people.


First aid training is an essential skill that can be used in any scenario. Whether you are a community centre, secondary school or a university, our first aid training course Belfast is here to help the young people within your institutions to feel prepared when faced with alcohol related emergencies. 

At Harberry Training, we have trainers who have years of real life experience when it comes to first aid. With over 15 years of experience, our training courses are trusted by the best brands.

For more information on how you can book our course on young people and alcohol, get in touch with a member of our team today.