Action on Alcohol Week aims to get people thinking and talking about alcohol and how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and a society. By encouraging people to examine alcohol-related issues and how they impact on all of us, we hope that it will stimulate conversation and debate and help to bring about a positive change to our harmful relationship with alcohol in Ireland.
This year’s theme is “The Right to Information, Being in the Know about Alcohol Harms”. Action on Alcohol Week 2015 will specifically highlight the following KEY areas:
- Alcohol and Mental Health
- Alcohol’s impact on Women and Girls
- The Best Available Evidence: Supporting the Implementation of Local Solutions to reduce Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Harms
- Alcohol and Acute Harm – Alcohol
- The Impact on Young People and Parents
- It will also emphasise the importance of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, due to its potential to reduce these negative effects through its broad range of evidence-based policy measures.
Who can take part in Action on Alcohol Week?
This is an excellent opportunity for all individuals and many different organisations, from local to national level, to contribute to raising awareness and increasing understanding of this very important issue for Irish Society.
Local Authorities, Charities, Community & Voluntary groups, Treatment Service Providers, Schools, Colleges, Universities and businesses etc. are all encouraged to participate.
What’s happening during Action on Alcohol Week?
It is up to individual organisations to decide what activity suits them best within the broad theme of Action on Alcohol Week. There will be a number of national events taking place, but contributions can be very simple and determined by your own priorities and resources, such as what links with your own work, or will have an impact in your local community or workplace. Every event should be registered with the Alcohol Forum to be listed in an Action on Alcohol Week calendar available on participating websites.
How do I get Involved?
Please complete the enclosed registration form and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to register your event for Action on Alcohol Week. For further information or assistance please contact 074- 9125596, email email@example.com
Who is organising Action on Alcohol Week?
Action on Alcohol Week is coordinated by a steering group of representatives from the Alcohol Forum, Alcohol Action Ireland, Drugs.i.e., and the Royal College of Physicians Ireland who are concerned about and working to reduce alcohol-related harm in Ireland. The Alcohol Forum both Chairs and provides the Secretariat for Action on Alcohol Week. This initiative has the approval of the HSE.