Rebuild and recover: reducing alcohol harm and remaking connections in the post-pandemic world

English | Cymraeg

22 September 2021 - 23 September 2021
09:30 - 15:45
Online conference
£50 (plus VAT) for the two days or £35 (plus VAT) for any one day of the conference. Book now

Our team in Wales brings you Alcohol Change UK's annual conference that puts alcohol in context: an opportunity to reflect on the reasons people drink, and the many routes to harm reduction and recovery for a diverse population.

What is the conference about?

In the wake of the pandemic, we’ve seen increases in many mental health problems and in the use of alcohol as a coping mechanism. Many of the social structures and activities people have relied on to maintain their wellbeing have been compromised. Services have had to adapt and re-adapt to an ever-changing landscape of risk. Individually, nationally and globally, we need to rebuild and recover.

Who is this conference for?

You might be a researcher, practitioner, or someone with lived experience. You might work in healthcare, housing and homelessness, social care, academia, or the emergency services. Your focus may be on alcohol itself, or on broader health and wellbeing issues. If you’re passionate about reducing harm and improving lives, then this conference is for you.

Across the two days of 'Rebuild and recover', we’ll be seeking to learn the lessons from the lockdowns and understand how best to respond to the challenges of the post-pandemic world.

Conference speakers

Join us to hear from a multidisciplinary line-up of expert speakers, including:

  • Dr Lee Hogan and members of Moving On In My Recovery, on providing peer support in the pandemic
  • Justina Murray of Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD), on supporting the families of drinkers through lockdown and beyond
  • Dr Emmert Roberts, on what can we learn about alcohol harm reduction from the hotel-based emergency housing programme
  • Author Millie Gooch, on changing how we think about not drinking
  • Community development specialist Cormac Russell, on remaking connections post-Covid-19

There will also be opportunities to network and get to grips with the issues via focussed small group discussions.

Explore the full programme to find out more.

Read the programme

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