Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week 2016
Alcohol Awareness Week is taking place between 14th to 20th November 2016, the Office of Public Health is promoting its local alcohol harm reduction campaign – Let’s Talk Drink. The campaign is designed to get people talking about alcohol and raise awareness of existing services which can support people to change their drinking behaviour.
This year theme is Alcohol: Know the Risks This year Alcohol Awareness Week aims to get people talking and thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. Alcohol Concern are leading this year’s theme and have made suggestions on how we can tackle the week. They have broken the
week down so different risks can be highlighted each day:
Monday 14th November – Alcohol and cancer
Tuesday 15th November – Alcohol and depression
Wednesday 16th November – Alcohol and dementia
Thursday 17th November – Alcohol and breast cancer
Friday 18th November – Alcohol and diabetes
Saturday 19th November – Alcohol and hypertension
Sunday 20th November – Alcohol and brain damage
How can you get involved?
Alcohol Concerns information pack can be found here: http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/alcoholawareness-week this includes printable facts sheets and information on social media. You could use
this pack to put up a display in your venue or distribute key messages/ fact sheets to your staff via
email.
In addition to this the Let’s Talk Drink website (www.letstalkdrink.com) is available to signpost
people too, were they can sign-up to share their drink-fuelled stories, take an alcohol selfassessment, get information on support services and complete or download the Alcohol and You
online tool.
You can also join in the conversation through facebook – http://www.facebook.com/letstalkdrink or using
the twitter hash tag #letstalkdrink #AAW2016 #knowtherisks.
If you would like further information please get in touch with Diane Boros, Health Improvement Coordinator.
Telephone: 01384 816257
Email: diane.boros@dudley.gov.uk

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