How can you support the Alcohol Charter?

Help reduce the harm caused by alcohol by writing to your MP about the Alcohol Charter.

MPs can show their support for the Alcohol Charter by writing to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about the need to implement the policies in the Alcohol Charter.

Ask your MP to write to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about the Alcohol Charter. You can use the template email below.

Write to your MP

What should I write?

Please feel free to edit the template message below.

Dear [your MP's full name],

I strongly believe that the Government needs to take more action to tackle alcohol harm. I would like your support to write to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask him to include the policies outlined in the Alcohol Charter in his focus on prevention.

Alcohol is harming the health of people across the UK. It is possible to buy a 3-litre bottle of high strength cider, which contains the equivalent of 22 shots of vodka, for less than £4. In this environment, across the UK 80 people die every day from alcohol-related causes.

This issue matters to me because [add your personal story here].

The Alcohol Charter has been endorsed by over 30 organisations in the drugs and alcohol sector and has cross-party parliamentary backing. It lays out effective and workable policies to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. You can find out more about the Alcohol Charter here.

I ask you to please write to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to make sure that when we talk about prevention, effective alcohol polices are not ignored.

Yours Sincerely,

[your name]

Find out more about the Alcohol Charter