Toolkit launched to help you rethink the drink!


The Public Health Team of Hywel Dda Health Board has launched an innovative set of materials to raise awareness of the risks of alcohol misuse.
The toolkit, which is suitable for use with any community group or workplace, contains information, quizzes and other exercises, and was launched as part of the multi-agency Think Safe Drink Safe campaign.
Pembrokeshire college students were amongst the first to test out the toolkit and were able to learn about some of the risks and harms from too much alcohol consumption.
Rhys Sinnett, from the local public health team said: ‘The information available in this pack offers a ton of useful tips and facts to help people think about their alcohol use. It’s designed to stimulate conversations in the home, the workplace or the community with the aim of keeping people as clued up as possible about a substance that 85% of us use on a regular basis.’
Maxine Thomas, Head of Safeguarding and Learner Services at Pembrokeshire College said, ‘We are always supportive of any initiative that helps to keep the students of the college as safe as possible and this is no exception. We know that many of our young people will consume alcohol from time to time and therefore the information contained in this pack will be really useful in supporting our health and well being programmes in the college.’
The toolkit will now be distributed to a wide range of organisations and community groups and is also available at www.hywelddahb.wale.nhs.uk/healthy-wednesday and click on the alcohol window

Photo above: Students from Pembrokeshire College with Teresa Owen, Director of Public Health for Hywel Dda Health Board and Adele Phillips, college nurse.

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