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Category: Alcohol


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.


Stacy Miller: Smashed (part of the Wessex HIEC Reducing Alcohol Misuse Project)

Eastleigh Borough Council needed a new and innovative way to tackle alcohol education with young adults across Hampshire Schools.

The creation of a hard hitting film on DVD called ‘Smashed’, written by the BAFTA winning author Simon David Eden, creates discussion within Schools about alcohol misuse and interaction between the groups watching it.

This video is shown as an interactive DVD, and was created with the help of 30 young people, and includes scenarios open for class discussion, where School pupils decided the outcome and watch the consequence of their choice.


Reducing Harm from Alcohol: Getting to Grips with Alcohol conference

Wessex AHSN held a solution-focused conference in January 2015 to consider new approaches, share good practice and identify resources and joint working opportunities across alcohol teams in the region.

Speakers included thought leaders and innovators from Public Health England, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS FT, Southern Health FT, the James Lind Alliance and a number of CCGs.


Dr Nick Sheron: 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.

It is recognised that a substantial number of people drink to a level that is harmful to their health, and this is often evident in those people who use hospital services. These patients do not always realise that their drinking is affecting their health or is reaching a problem level.

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 could assist in working towards finding solutions for the Wessex locality.