Alcohol & Families: How we marked Alcohol Awareness Week at TWW!

On Tuesday 14th November we marked Alcohol Awareness Week 2017...


This year, Alcohol Awareness Week ran from 13th - 19th November 2017. Here at Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, we hosted an exciting, informative and interactive event in our Inspiration Hall on Tuesday 14th November from 12pm – 3pm.

The theme for this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week was ‘Alcohol and Families’. As such, our event was based around this theme with various speakers and support agencies present.

Steph Gregory from Spider Project Wirral gave a talk about their organisation and work with abstinence based recovery through creativity. Steph also showed attendees a moving film about one Spider service user's journey with recovery. The film, animation, music and story have been created completely by users of the Spider Project. It can be viewed here.

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Next Kate, a volunteer from Al-Anon spoke to the event about the relationship between alcohol dependency, addictions and family impact. This talk was followed by a demonsatration of first aid and what to do if you suspect someone to be unconcious due to alcohol from Beth Barratt of St John's Ambulance.

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Natalie & Mel, support workers from Wirral Ways to Recovery discussed their services and support available to people in Wirral dealing with alcohol and subtance addictions of misuse issues.

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Lastly, Linda of Al-Anon talked about her experiences with relation to the theme of Alcohol & Families. Julie also spoke of her love for the TWW centre and all that we do here to support those with substance misuse issues and addictions, as well as those around them.

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Following our speakers, attendees were able to network with stallholders from a wide range of agencies who offer direct and indirect support for alcohol addictions.

It was an insightful, thought-provoking and informative event. We thank all who attended and look forward to the next one!

 

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