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Alcohol Awareness Week 2019

This week (11-17th November) is Alcohol Awareness Week, which is a chance for Local Authorities and other groups across the UK to come together to get people thinking about their drinking. It's a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. The theme for Alcohol Awareness week 2019 is 'Alcohol and Me'.

Alcohol is a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions including mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast cancers; high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver, and depression. Each year, alcohol is a factor in the deaths of 24,000 people in the UK. It's the biggest risk factor for deaths among 15-49 year olds.

People of all ages are affected by alcohol harm. People aged 55-64 are more likely to exceed the recommended weekly guidelines more than any other age group, and 200,000 children live with an alcohol dependent carer.

For more information on Alcohol Awareness Week, including an interactive body map to learn more about the impact of alcohol, a quiz to test your knowledge, factsheets, stories of change, and a free app to help you meet your goals, please click here.

 

Events in Wirral this week:

Information stalls run by Wirral Ways to Recovery -

Monday 11th November - YMCA Whetstone Lane - 10:30am

Tuesday 12th November - Arrowe Park Hospital - 10am / The Ark - 10am-12:30pm

Wednesday 13th November - Eastham Group Surgery & Treetops Surgery - 10am / Springview Clatterbridge Hospital - 10am-1pm

Thursday 14th November - Orchard Surgery - 10am / Wirral Mind - 11am-3pm / The Bridge Housing - 1-3pm / Wirral Met College (Conway Park) - 11am

Friday 15th November - Wirral Met College (Quays Campus) - 12pm

 

Celebration Recovery Event - Friday 15th November - Nightingales Cafe, Birkenhead - 11am-1pm. Come along and join Wirral Ways to Recovery for mocktails, food and more!

 

Spider Project are also hosting an Open Day on Wednesday 13th November for anyone in the community to come in and see what they can offer and how they can help. It is open from 10am-2pm.

 

Want to talk to someone?

Wirral Ways to Recovery is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), young adults, families, carers and affected others in Wirral.

They provide a range of treatment, recovery and support services for those who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use.

If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service, you can call, email or visit the service in person.

Locations: 23 Conway Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6PT

                 Ashton House, Moreton, CH43 5SR

                 151-153 Brighton Street, Wallasey, CH44 8DY

Phone:      0151 556 1335

Email:       wirral.services@cgl.org.uk

 

You can also refer by clicking here.