Community mobilisation is essentially a process for reaching out to different sectors of a community and creating partnerships in order to focus on, and in a planned way address a pressing issue such as reducing alcohol consumption and alcohol harms.
Fundamentally, this approach empowers local communities, organisations and groups to take action to enable change. A Community mobilised will identify necessary resources, disseminate information, and generate collegiate support and ultimately foster cooperation across local community, voluntary and statutory sectors.
The goal of community mobilisation is to engage a variety of interested community stakeholders to create and implement a shared vision through agreeing a community action and ultimately an alcohol action plan. This is achieved by pooling and leveraging resources, including skills, funds, and other assets.
The Alcohol Forum is a facilitator to communities, organisations and groups interested in introducing this approach locally. The model promoted by the Alcohol Forum seeks to address the whole community system and is not necessarily limited to a specific target group. The model draws on existing community leadership and strengths and has as its goal the fostering of collaboration between relevant sectors interested in reducing alcohol consumption and alcohol harms in Ireland.
What We Offer
NATIONAL ALCOHOL FORUM CONFERENCE 2015
3rd National Alcohol Forum Conference
“The Best Available Evidence”. Supporting the Implementation of Local Solutions to Reduce Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Harms.
Wednesday 22nd of April 2015, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin. Full Day Conference and Masterclass: 9am – 4pm. Afternoon Masterclass: Choice of Either Dr Thomas Babor or Prof David Jernigan
ACTION ON ALCOHOL WEEK 2015
The Right to Information: Being in the Know about Alcohol Harms
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.