Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more.

The theme this year is ‘Alcohol and mental health’.

The week will discuss the link between alcohol and mental health and the best ways to look after ourselves and those we love during a year of great change and uncertainty.

Around 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year and drinking too much or too often can increase our risk. But many of us are unaware of the link between alcohol and poor mental health and it’s often the first thing we turn to when we’re feeling low, stressed, worried or unable to cope.

Yet drinking too much or too often can mask or enhance underlying mental health problems - such as anxiety and depression - and prevent them from being properly addressed.

Alcohol doesn’t only impact on individuals who drink. It will also get people thinking about how drinking affects family and friends,working lives, those living within our communities, and our society more generally.

Alcohol harm can affect any one of us, from any walk of life. But with improved understanding, forward-thinking policy and better support and treatment we can change and save lives.

Alcohol Awareness Week is coordinated by Alcohol Change UK.

If you feel drink is sneaking up on you and you could benefit from our help, take a look at our Alcohol advice service video (YouTube - new window) in which Sam, our Alcohol Advisor, tells you a little bit more about the sessions she offers.

It's easy to access the service:

Call: 01403 215111


Online referral form (new window)

Once you have requested the alcohol service you will be contacted within 48 hours.

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