Alcohol awareness

Watch our short animation around alcohol awareness.

 Content Editor

Our Trust has produced a short animation about alcohol awareness which includes coping mechanisms for people attempting Dry January or for those who are struggling with alcohol misuse.

This supports the national Alcohol Awareness Week campaign run by Alcohol Concern and supported by Public Health England, which this year will focus on alcohol and health, and the health risks associated with drinking.
This supports the national Dry January campaign run by Alcohol Concern and supported by Public Health England which aims to encourage social drinkers to give up alcohol for a month.
As well as the physical health risks associated with drinking, such as an increased risk of cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, alcohol can also have a negative impact on someone's mental health and wellbeing.
Dr Phil Cooper, Nurse Consultant in Alcohol and Drug Misuse for North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: "Signing up to Dry January to give your body a break from alcohol after the Christmas excess is a great thing to do. As well as being good for your health, cutting down on alcohol will improve your sleep and anxiety levels, you'll feel more relaxed and you'll save money too."

"Instead of turning to alcohol, there are lots of other ways you can manage your symptoms, such as learning relaxation and controlled breathing techniques to relieve stress and anxiety, and by making time for things that make you feel good in your daily routine to boost your mood and improve your wellbeing."

Further encouragement and advice on keeping January alcohol-free can also be found on Twitter @NWBoroughsNHS
Find out more about Dry January at, follow the campaign on Facebook or Twitter @dryjanuary and use the hashtag #dryjanuary.