Alcohol Awareness Week

When?

16-22 November 2020

What is alcohol Awareness Week?

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 for Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 is ‘Alcohol and mental health’.

Who is it run by?

Alcohol Awareness Week is coordinated by the charity, Alcohol Change UK. Over 4,000 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other community groups across the country are taking part in and organising events for the week.

Why?

When things get tough, we can find ourselves turning to alcohol to cope. But what many of us don’t realise is that drinking too much and too often can make our mental health problems worse – such as anxiety and depression – and prevent them from being properly addressed.

So for this Alcohol Awareness Week, Alcohol Change UK are looking at the issues around alcohol and mental health, the best ways to look after ourselves and those we love during a year of great change and uncertainty.

Resources

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