Alcohol awareness week - Is harmful drinking affecting your family?

As part of Alcohol Awareness Week, Stockport Council and its partners are encouraging the public to consider the impact alcohol has on family life.

Alcohol awareness week  - Is harmful drinking affecting your family?

Alcohol Awareness Week runs from the 13th-19th November and aims to raise awareness of alcohol issues and the impact it can have on our health and communities.

Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Health said:

“Alcohol Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the risks to health and impact on families from alcohol.

Far too many children and families in Stockport are affected by alcohol and the impact can be devastating. We need to start a conversation around harmful drinking in Stockport to help break the cycle of silence and stigma that is all too often experienced by families.

I would encourage anyone who wishes to know more about the local services available to help tackle alcohol dependency to contact our confidential START service or pick up information at the information stalls held during Alcohol Awareness Week.”

Events during Alcohol Awareness Week

Tues 14th November 1-4pm Change Grow Live, Open Day, Cirtek House , Higher Hillgate, Stockport SK1 3QD

Find more about Lifestyle Services available in Stockport .Trained staff will be available to answer any concerns or queries

Weds 15th November 11am-1pm Mosaic Service Information Stall at Stockport Homes, Cornerstone Building 2 Edward St SK1 3NQ Information about treatment/family support services in Stockport.

To find out about the services available in Stockport that can help residents and their loved ones address drinking problems email START or call 0161 474 3141 or visit www.healthystockport.co.uk

For further information about Alcohol Awareness Week visit https://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/alcohol-awareness-week

Drinking too much can sneak up on anyone - download the One You drinks tracker app to keep an eye on just how much you are drinking and take back control with daily tips and feedback.

In addition The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don't. Both Apps are free and can be found at at www.nhs.uk/oneyou.