Public health information must be evidence-based and not connected to the alcohol industry to be credible

The HSE Thursday April 23rd  announced its new policy on alcohol-related education and communications programmes, which formally separates HSE public health advice from partnership with the alcohol industry. The HSE will be working with the recently formed Alcohol Health Alliance, joining the Royal College of Physicians, Alcohol Action Ireland, Drugs.ie, the Alcohol Forum and other…

Alcohol & Drug Awareness Level 2 – 2 days

Who is it for: This introductory one day programme is designed for anyone who has an interest in gaining basic level understanding of substances and their effects. Aim: To provide participants with a sound basic understanding of substances, to assist them in their personal or professional roles in the community. Learning outcomes: Participants completing this…

Alcohol & Drug Awareness Level 1 – 1 Day

Who is it for: This introductory half day programme is designed for anyone who has an interest in gaining a brief overview of substances and their effects. Aim: To explore and increase participants’ knowledge of what substances are and their effects and the supports available in the community. Learning outcomes: Participants completing this course will:…

Substance Awareness for Parents – ½ Day

Who is it for? Parents and guardians Aims: This introductory half day programme will address parental concerns around underage drinking and look at how our own drinking patterns can affect that of our children. Methodology includes use of a PowerPoint presentation & group discussion. Content: What do we mean by substances? Categories of drugs Alcohol…

Substance Awareness for Youth – ½ Day

Who is it for? Young people 14 – 17 yrs., youth workers. Aim: This introductory half day programme will look at a variety of issues facing young people in today’s society around the subject of substance misuse. The programme looks at educating young people and equipping them with the knowledge to make informed decisions in…

Alcohol in Pregnancy – 1/2 Day

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Raising Workshop. Who is it for? Community workers, Addiction workers and health professionals working with pregnant women. Aim: Participants will gain an understanding of the impact of alcohol and other drug use in pregnancy and the complexities involved. This will include: Basic drug and alcohol information Power point presentation DVD…