About Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. The week runs 11-17 November 2019.

When

11-17 November 2019.

What?

Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. We will announce the theme in late Summer 2019.

Who?

Alcohol Awareness Week is co-ordinated by us, Alcohol Change UK. Over 1,700 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other community groups across the country took part in and organised events for Alcohol Awareness Week 2018.

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2018

The key message for Alcohol Awareness Week 2018 was that change is possible. Alcohol harm – at an individual, family, community and societal level – is not inevitable.

Throughout the week Alcohol Change UK and our partners worked to:

  • Communicate the problem – the need for change
  • Celebrate change at every level
  • Encourage collaboration to make change happen
  • Promote individual change:
    • Reduce stigma by getting people talking about alcohol
    • Raise awareness of the health risks associated with alcohol
    • Share tips for cutting down
    • Signpost people to help, and encouraging them to access it