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Dry January 2021

2020 has been a hard year. Many of us have spent it stressed out, scared and tired. We’ve found ourselves slipping into habits we wish we could break. It’s no wonder that many of us don’t feel much like ourselves.

That’s where Dry January comes in. 31 days alcohol-free. Your chance for a break. A reset. 31 days to try something different. Relax with a bath rather than a bottle. Throw off the sluggishness and reclaim your mornings. Shake off your funk. See your skin get brighter, your wallet fuller, your days busier. Feel your step get bouncier, your mind calmer, your nights sleepier.

This is about more than January. It’s about you, year-round. It’s about learning that you don’t need alcohol so that for the rest of the year you’ve got a real choice. It’s about making 2021 the best it can be.

Dry January isn’t about giving anything up. It’s about getting something back. Get your fun back. Get your calm back. Get your energy back. Get your you back.

Start 2021 the best way possible with – the UK's one-month challenge. Find out more at

Take the quiz and find out how much you really know about the effect’s alcohol has on your body

Are you or someone you love taking part in #DryJanuary? Healthwatch Wirral wants to hear your thoughts on alcohol use to help improve local recovery services - #Spare5 to take part here:

Want to talk to someone? 

If you are worried about the amount yourself or a loved one drinks, 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 them on 0151 556 1335 or email

For information on Wirral Ways to Recovery, including details of hubs and their opening times, online groups visit

If you prefer to self-refer yourself or a loved one, you can do this via the online referral form at

Alcohol use Survey

Healthwatch Wirral have compiled a short survey to gather your views on alcohol and alcohol-related support services on Wirral.  This information will be shared with the people who design and deliver our local services.  All responses will be anonymous: you will not be asked for your name or contact information and Healthwatch Wirral will remove any identifying information before sharing the results of the survey.  Your views can help improve local services for all! #Spare5 to take part here: