Underage drinking

Drinking alcohol underage drinking has risks to physical and mental wellbeing. Find facts and advice about underage drinking from the law to avoiding peer pressure.

As a parent you have more influence over your child than you may realise. Evidence shows that meaningful conversations between parents and their kids help the child develop a sensible relationship with alcohol. 

Our advice, tips, and facts can help you understand the associated risks of underage drinking, why children may drink and how you can have effective conversations about alcohol. 

Alcohol support services

If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol there is a lot of help available. Here you can find useful links and phone numbers to get the support you need.

Support services


Tips to change your relationship with alcohol