alcohol awareness week

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2019 Forward Leeds is encouraging people to test their knowledge around alcohol and the health impacts of drinking.

We have created a short quiz to encourage people to start reflecting on their attitudes to drinking.

People can then share what they have learned about alcohol on social media using the hashtag #AlcoKnowledge

This Alcohol Awareness Week campaign, running across Leeds from the 11th to 17th of November, is to encourage people to review their drinking.

There are plenty of good reasons to cut back on your drinking including:

  • Watching your weight
  • Sleeping better
  • Reducing stress
  • Avoiding hangovers
  • Staying healthier for longer

Keeley Donovan from BBC Look North

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.

Many people know why they like to drink alcohol, here’s some extra information people may not know

  • At 260 calories, one pint of strong lager is equivalent to a slice of pizza
  • Alcohol is disruptive to sleep. Drinking less can improve the quality of your sleep
  • Drinking three large pub glasses of wine is the same as having a full bottle!
  • Drinking less can help you lose weight and stay healthy
  • Being well hydrated before you drink alcohol should help you to drink more slowly
  • Cutting back can improve your overall mental health and feelings of emotional wellbeing
  • Don’t forget it’s really easy to still be over the drink drive limit the next morning

Kim from Magpie

Kim from the Magpie Agency

Alcohol Awareness Week events across Leeds

As a part of Alcohol Awareness Week Forward Leeds has organised an Alcohol Awareness event on the 15th of November in Kirkgate Market where they will be joined by

among others.

Paul from Leeds TV

Paul from Leeds TV

Forward Leeds also have a number of other events planned across the city for Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 11 to 17 November:

Mon 11 November 11.30-1.30 Leeds City College, Printworks campus

Tue 12 November 11.30-1.30 Gledhow Wing of St James’s Hospital

Wed 13 November 11-2 Leeds Beckett University Students Union and 11.30-1.30 Leeds City College, Quarry Hill campus

Fri 15 November 11.30-1.30 Leeds City College, Park Lane campus

Alcohol Awareness Week is a national campaign organised by Alcohol Change. The theme this year is “Alcohol and me”.

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Download a PDF copy of the #AlcoKnowledge board from here and share what you have learned during Alcohol Awareness Week on social media with the tag #AlcoKnowledge.

You can download a copy of our Alcohol and Food factsheet to learn about the calories and units in a range of different drinks.