Alcohol Brief Intervention Training

This is a highly informative 2 hour session which you can take straight back and apply to practice and is an excellent addition to a team away day or team meeting. This is a highly informative session which you can take straight back and apply to practice and is an excellent addition to a team away day or team meeting.

Calderdale performs badly against a number of alcohol related measures of mortality and morbidity. Most seriously – the overall rate of mortality from alcohol specific conditions in Calderdale is the second worst in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber. This equates to over a 100 deaths in three years that were directly attributable to alcohol (e.g. alcoholic liver disease) which puts Calderdale in the worst 20% local authorities in the UK.

Alcohol use is connected with sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse and in Calderdale alcohol is involved in 9.8% of domestic abuse incidents, the regional average being 7.7%.

Talking to people about alcohol can be difficult. Boost your skills and confidence with our new interactive training. It will help you understand the effects of alcohol use and the impact on health. It will enable you to tailor advice and use an evidence based-screening tool to deliver a brief intervention in your role.

The session will cover:

  • Facts about alcohol, myths, units and safe limits
  • The physical effects of alcohol both short term and long term
  • Definitions such as binge drinking, high risk and dependency
  • Brief Interventions
  • Support available and how to refer to local services

Sessions run throughout the year and are bookable through https://calderdalescb.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk/. Alternatively, a session can be booked specifically for your team at a time convenient to you.

For more information on booking a session, email sam.booth@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 393092.

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