Videos

Category: Alcohol


Alcohol Toolkit: Resources for the Specialist Liver Nurse

Developed as part of the Drink Informed project, a series of resources was created for staff to help patients discuss the harmful effects of alcohol and how to make positive behaviour changes.

3D liver models have been well received, with patients able to understand the size, position and condition of this vital organ. This film shows how the resources can be used by clinical staff to empower their patients to make informed choices about their health.


Calling time on wine o’clock! Are we drinking too much alcohol at home?

This is our new video, which we've produced in partnership with Soberistas, which looks at how much alcohol some people are now consuming at home.

Soberistas is an online community for anyone who wants help to stop drinking. It provides a safe and secure space where people can offer one another support for problem drinking. We will identify who would benefit from using Soberistas as part of their treatment and introduce them to it.

Soberistas looks to help people looking to stop drinking, reduce their drinking or remain alcohol free will be introduced to harder to reach groups, such as drinking at home, who may not actively seek help in traditional healthcare settings.

Some people, often drinking at home, do not actively seek help with their drinking problems from traditional healthcare settings, such as doctors or hospitals. This makes them hard to reach to provide the support and treatment they need.

By introducing Soberistas, people will find the help they need to stop or reduce their drinking or remain alcohol free. Evidence shows us that people who have stopped or reduced their drinking will be healthier and have fewer illnesses.


Getting to grips with the hazards of home drinking

In this video, which we've produced in partnership with Soberistas, we look at the harm to our health when we drink at home, and the challenges with recognising alcohol dependence. Hear from experts on home drinking culture, and from Lucy, who speaks bravely about her battles with alcohol in the past.
Soberistas is an online community for anyone who wants help to stop drinking. It provides a safe and secure space where people can offer one another support for problem drinking. Some people, often drinking at home, do not actively seek help with their drinking problems from traditional healthcare settings, such as doctors or hospitals. This makes them hard to reach to provide the support and treatment they need.
We will help commissioners and practitioners introduce Soberistas as a tool for people looking to change their drinking behaviour to harder to reach groups, such as home drinkers, who may not actively seek help in traditional healthcare settings.
By introducing Soberistas, people will find the help they need to stop or reduce their drinking or remain alcohol free. Evidence shows us that people who have stopped or reduced their drinking will be healthier and have fewer illnesses.


Getting to Grips with Alcohol 2016

This video tells the story of the Getting to Grips with Alcohol conference 2016. The event was held on 26 January 2016 at Chilworth Manor Hotel.


Debbie Chase: the Reducing Alcohol Misuse Project (RAMP)

The Reducing Alcohol Misuse Project (RAMP) has been established to deliver an approach that reduces the impact of alcohol misuse on NHS services, improves the overall health of those identified as misusing alcohol and that evidences the impact of alcohol misuse.

A partnership event was organised to raise the profile of this issue and create a joint action plan for working together. It also set the agenda for the Wessex HIEC team and how they would assist in working towards finding solutions for the Wessex locality.


Emma Wilson: Project Blitz, Education in Schools (part of the Wessex HIEC Reducing Alcohol Misuse Project)

There is no recommended safe drinking limit for young people and if they excessively drink this may lead to health problems, including: alcohol poisoning, brain damage, memory loss, irregular periods, skin problems and weight gain. Young people who drink alcohol are more likely to get involved in crime and anti-social behaviour, or be the victims of crime, put themselves in danger, or have unprotected sex.

A coordinated approach to alcohol was taken through the safer schools community in Dorset. Using a theatre company to engage 13 to 14 year olds, the company acted out scenarios to interact with the audience in problem solving.