Penny's Hill Practice Podcast

Alcohol - November 2020

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This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast covers the topic of alcohol awareness.

In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley discuss alcohol awareness, in readiness for Alcohol Awareness Week 2020, which runs from 16-22 November 2020.

Around 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year, and drinking too much or too often can increase this risk, but many people are unaware of the link between alcohol and mental health problems. Drinking too much or too often can mask or enhance other underlying mental health problems such as anxiety or depression and prevent them from being properly addressed.

We discuss alcohol awareness and mental health and what you can do if you are struggling.

The sites we mention in the podcast are Mind, who provide advice and support to empower anyone experience a mental health problem as well as campaigning to improve services, raise awarness and promot understanding of mental health issues, and Alcohol Change, the UK charity formed from the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK, and who try to improve knowledge of alcohol harm, improve policy and regulation, shift cultural norms, improve drinking behaviours and provide more and better support and treatment of alcohol problems,

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As always, stay safe, stay well and look after each other.

Runtime  9 minutes 7 seconds

Released 16 November 2020

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