Alcohol and everything else: What to do when drinking isn’t the only issue

English | Cymraeg

Alcohol Change UK’s annual conference in Wales 2019

18 September 2019 - Wrexham

Conference programme

09:00-09:30Registration and coffee
09:30-09:40Introduction
Andrew Misell, Director for Wales, Alcohol Change UK
09:40-10:20No wrong door: mental health, alcohol and other drugs

Sara Moseley, Mind Cymru
Two diagnoses, one person: why substance misuse and mental health can’t be separated

Bradford District Care NHS Trust and Mind in Bradford
Havens and sanctuaries: non-clinical, non-custodial spaces for people in crisis
10:20-10:40Discussion and questions
10:40-11:00Break with refreshments
11:00-11:20When clients don’t fit our treatment criteria

Prof Mark Brosnan, Centre for Applied Autism Research, University of Bath
Working with neuro-diverse drinkers
11:20-11:30Discussion and questions
11:30-11:50Recovering from a bad start: working with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Laura Tranter, Public Health Wales
What to do about Adverse Childhood Experiences…and what not to do
11:50-12:00Discussion and questions
12:00-12:50Lunch
12:50-13:20In conversation
Journalist and author Catherine Gray talks about twenty years of heavy drinking, and the unexpected joy of being sober
13:20-14:00Eating and drinking

Dr Jacinta Tan, Aneurin Bevan UHB; and Gemma Johns, Swansea University
Disordered eating and drinking


Sioned Quirke, Adult Weight Management Service, Aneurin Bevan UHB
Alcohol and weight gain
14:00-14:20Discussion and questions
14:20-14:40Break with alcohol-free beers, wines and ciders
14:40-15:20Out of the frying pan, into the fire? Drinking and gambling

Prof Bev John and Dr Gareth Roderique-Davies, University of South Wales
Moving indoors: the changing faces of drinking and gambling

Dee Lally, The Living Room, Cardiff
When there’s more than one problem going on
15:20-15:40Discussion and questions
15:40-16:00Summary and close

Dr Richard Piper, Chief Executive, Alcohol Change UK
Changing our thinking about alcohol

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