Posts tagged alcohol
Inspiring Change: Greater Manchester’s Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy Programme

In May 2019, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership launched an ambitious new programme to prevent local children being harmed by alcohol during pregnancy. Find out more.

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What is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?

Despite high numbers potentially being affected, many people have not heard of FASD. As a result, it is often incorrectly diagnosed, and children and their families can be denied appropriate support. Many would-be parents are unaware of the risks associated with drinking any alcohol during pregnancy.

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New NHS Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy Programme Launches in Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership is investing £1.6 million in a pioneering programme aimed to eliminate new cases of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder within the area and to establish the city-region as a world-leader in tackling the impacts of alcohol in pregnancy.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Understanding Alcohol Abuse, Addiction and Dependency

Alcohol-related illness creates a huge cost for the NHS and causes considerable harm not only to the those who are drinking, but also to their family and friends. However, among many, perceptions around the ‘normal’ intake of alcohol are far from the recommended maximum units and there is little understanding of the phrases used to explain alcohol-related illnesses.

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NHS SMPA Conference Highlights 2018 - Tony Adams on Childhood Pressures and Using Sport as An Escape

At the SMPA Conference we held in September 2018, footballer Tony Adams MBE discussed how the pressures he faced in childhood lead to his use of sport as escape. Check out his story in this clip from the conference.

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Don’t underestimate the role of childhood experiences in the development of substance use issues.

Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day and, this year, the focus is on children and young people’s mental health. According to the World Health Organisation, half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, and, unsurprisingly, the “harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents is a major issue”. 

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NHS SMPA Conference Highlights 2018 - Tony Adams MBE on Comparing One's Relationship With Alcohol To Others

At our 2018 conference, Arsenal and England Footballer Tony Adams talked about how he used to downplay his relationship with alcohol by comparing it to that experienced by others. Hear his story in this clip from the event.

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