An Evidence-based Early Intervention for Teens


What is PreVenture?


PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention programme that uses brief, personality focused workshops to promote mental health and delay substance use among youth. As a strengths-based programme, PreVenture aims to transfer adaptive coping skills.


Certified PreVenture Facilitators guide youth in thoughtful discussions about the challenges they are facing and assist them in exploring the unique features of their personalities.


As youth learn more about themselves, they are encouraged to set long-term goals and are taught techniques to help them channel their personalities towards achieving their goals. They complete the programme equipped with tools to make positive, healthy choices to help them thrive.



What are the outcomes?



  • Reduced alcohol use by up to 80%
  • Reduced binge drinking odds (50%)
  • Delayed initiation of alcohol use and binge drinking
  • 83% reduction in risk of hazardous alcohol use at 7-year follow up
PreVenture Reduced Drug Abuse


  • Reduced drug use by up to 80%
  • Delayed initiation of cannabis use
  • Reduced frequency of cannabis use
  • Significant reduction in tobacco use at 3-year follow up
PreVenture Reduced Anxiety Depression


  • Reduction in anxiety symptoms
  • Reduction in depression symptoms
  • Reduction in conduct problems and impulsive behaviours
  • Reduced bullying behaviours and victimisation
  • Reduction in suicidal ideation
  • Adolescents with trauma and existing mental health symptoms also benefitted from PreVenture



How is it delivered?


The programme is delivered in two 90-minute workshops (online or in-person)

The brief nature of the programme allows for minimal disruption to school curriculum



Why is it effective?


PreVenture was tested in multiple randomised control trials in Canada, Australia, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom and has been recognised by several leading authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO), UNESCO, UNODC and the US Surgeon General.


Evidence-based: Multiple randomised control trials have proven the efficacy of the programme. Results continue to come in, with a recent study showing 7-year outcomes.


Personality-focused: PreVenture’s personality focused intervention is a novel approach to prevention and targets both substance misuse and mental health challenges.


Manualised Intervention: Includes manuals designed and illustrated by an award-winning design firm. The manuals are filled with engaging scenarios, eye-opening exercises and youth-informed content.


Emphasis on skill building: PreVenture is designed to help youth learn adaptive coping-skills, how to set long-term goals and how to channel their personality towards achieving them.


Adheres to SEL Competencies: Adheres to the 5 core SEL competencies of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision-making.


Validated training protocol: PreVenture’s validated low-fidelity and high-fidelity training protocol has been tested and proven effective.




This programme is tailored for

Youths aged 12 to 18 years



Request for Programme