Bill Owen

The Leeds alcohol and drugs service Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange.

It is part of a campaign led by Forward Leeds during Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 19th to 25rd November to encourage people to review their drinking.

Bill Owen, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager for Forward Leeds said: “We are hoping that in Alcohol Awareness Week people will take some time to consider how a small change to their drinking might have a big impact on their life.”

Bill continued: “There are plenty of good reasons to cut back on your drinking including watching your weight, reducing stress and saving money as well as staying healthier for longer.

“Making a small, manageable change like cutting out that after work drink or having more drink free days can mean huge health benefits and people will feel better for it. So we’re asking them to make a personal pledge to change and share it on social media using #InspiredChange.”

The city’s alcohol and drug service have organised an Alcohol Awareness event on November 23 in Kirkgate Market where they will be joined by One You Leeds, the NHS and Carers Leeds among others.

Forward Leeds are also running alcohol awareness events across the city including at Leeds General Infirmary on the 20th November, Leeds University Student Union, on the 21st November, Boots the Chemist, Trinity Centre, on the 22nd November and at Leeds Railway Station on the evening of the 23rd November.

Alcohol Awareness Week is a national campaign organised by Alcohol Concern. The theme this year is “change”.

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