Alcohol Awareness Week 2021

This year’s Alcohol Awareness Week campaign, led by Alcohol Change UK, runs from the 15th to 21st of November and is focussed on the theme of ‘Alcohol and Relationships’.

Research has shown that during the pandemic, many people have found themselves drinking more, but this can have a great impact on not only the individual but on their family, friends and work colleagues too. By better managing our drinking and staying in control, we can allow for better relationships as well as improving our health and wellbeing.

Alcohol Change UK give 3 top tips for healthier drinking and happier relationships:



Drinks Meter is a free app which helps you keep track of your drinking and support you to drink less.

Full information on this years campaign, including real life stories, can be found on the Alcohol Change UK website here.



Support is available if you or a loved one are drinking too much:


Drinkline
– A free, confidential helpline if you are concerned about your drinking, or someone else’s – 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 11am-4pm).

Alcoholics Anonymous – Provides support to dependent drinkers. AA’s helpline is open 24/7 for support on 0800 9177 650. You can also email them at help@aamail.org or live chat on their website here.

Al-Anon – Provides support and understanding to families and friends of dependent drinkers. They have a confidential helpline 0800 0086 811 (open 10am-10pm) and more resources can be found here.

Nacoa – Support anyone affected by their parent(s) drinking, including adults. Further information can be found on their website here  or you can call 0800 358 3456 or email on helpline@nacoa.org.uk. Nacoa can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Samaritans – Provide urgent support 24/7 on 116 123 or via email at jo@samaritans.org.