accessibility & help

Alcohol and first aid

You’re at a house party. A friend has drunk too much and is lying unresponsive on the floor. What do you do?

Use our films, lesson plans, and practical resources to teach young people about alcohol and first aid.

Learning objectives:

Young people will:

  • understand the risks associated with a house party and drinking alcohol
  • understand that peer pressure can be used positively or negatively to influence others
  • identify social barriers to helping others
  • identify the risks for an unresponsive and breathing person who is lying on their back
  • have the skills to help someone who is unresponsive and breathing; moving them onto their side and tilting their head back to help them continue to breathe.

Resource overview

  • Two film-based lesson plans (choose between 30 and 50 minute sessions)
  • A practical ‘pushover’ session (20 minutes)
  • Character profiles
  • Teacher notes

Story of a night out: 30-minute video lesson

Download the lesson plan which includes starter, plenary and extension activities along with teacher’s notes. After the class discussion starter, play the film in full:


This lesson is designed to be used before the 20-minute practical session in which students practise ‘the pushover’.

Story of a night out: 50-minute video lesson

If you have more time available, download the 50 minute lesson plan which includes a starter, plenary and extension activities along with teacher’s notes.

After the class discussion starter, play the film in full:


Download character profiles to support the 50 minute practical lesson.

This lesson is designed to be used before the 20 minute practical session in which students practise ‘the pushover’.

Practical session: 20 minute video lesson

This practical session gives young people an opportunity to have a go at helping someone who is unresponsive and breathing, by learning how to put them on their side with their head tilted back.


Animation: The Pushover

This short animation explains how tilting the person's head back works when used to help someone who is unresponsive and breathing. Use it to support your young people to understand how this simple action can save lives.


Teacher notes

For more information about this resource download the teacher notes.