Supporting Alcohol Awareness Week

Date: 16 November 2020

It's Alcohol Awareness Week

It’s Alcohol Awareness Week. This year the theme is ‘Alcohol and mental health’. In a year of extraordinary change, the event offers us a chance to think about the ways in which we may sometimes use alcohol to help us cope when we are feeling anxious, stressed or worried.

The recent survey carried out by Alcohol Change on drinking during lockdown found that more than a quarter (28%) of people who have ever drunk alcohol think they have been drinking more during lockdown. One in five of those said they have drunk alcohol as a way to handle stress or anxiety.

Around 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year and drinking too much or too often can make them worse - such as anxiety and depression - and prevent them from being properly addressed.

At BEH we run a specialist service for anyone over the age of 18 living in Enfield who is worried about their alcohol use.

The majority of our clinical interventions delivered from our Clavering Site, with Vincent House providing a wide range of therapeutic and recovery focused interventions.

 

 

  • Summary:

    It’s Alcohol Awareness Week. This year the theme is ‘Alcohol and mental health’. In a year of extraordinary change, the event offers us a chance to think about the ways in which we may sometimes use alcohol to help us cope when we are feeling anxious, stressed or worried.