Alcohol Awareness Week (July)

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Alcohol Awareness Week is managed and hosted by Alcohol Change UK. This year’s campaign takes place from 1-7 July 2024 on the theme of ‘Understanding alcohol harm‘.

Alcohol Awareness Week 2024

Alcohol Awareness Week is an opportunity for charities, local authorities, GP surgeries, businesses and more to think and talk about alcohol harm with their communities. Sign up now to stay in the loop about Alcohol Awareness Week 2024.

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Alcohol Awareness Week is a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. Alcohol Awareness Week 2024 will take place from 1 to 7 July on the theme of ‘Understanding alcohol harm‘.

Alcohol Awareness Week is coordinated by us, Alcohol Change UK. Each year, over 5,000 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other community groups across the country sign up to take part using resources provided by us.

What?

Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more.

When?

1-7 July 2024

Who?

Alcohol Awareness Week is coordinated by us, Alcohol Change UK.

Anyone can get involved in the week, either as an individual, a group, or an organisation.

It’s easy to take part – just follow the sign up link at the top of this page and we’ll send you free resources and ideas for joining in!

About the theme

Understanding alcohol harm

Alcohol can sometimes plays a centre-stage role in our lives. It’s promoted as we watch our favourite sports, advertised as we travel to work and strategically placed in our favourite films and TV shows. It’s there when we celebrate, commiserate and when we’re just trying to cope.

Yet alcohol is harming our health and wellbeing on a daily basis, from the quality of the sleep we’re getting, to our relationships with those we love. And each year, thousands of people experience long-term health problems as a result of the alcohol they drink, or die from alcohol-related causes.

But alcohol never impacts people in isolation. So this Alcohol Awareness Week, we’ll be exploring exactly what we mean by ‘alcohol harm’ and challenging the stereotype of alcohol as an ‘individual’s problem’. We want to get the country talking about the role that alcohol plays in our society, and what it means to families, communities, health workers and those in our emergency services.

Because we know that with the right culture and policies in place, we can create an environment in which we are all better informed and better protected from the harms caused by alcohol. With improved regulation of alcohol marketing, clearer alcohol labelling, better support and treatment, and a culture that places people, not alcohol, at the centre of things, we can protect and transform our shared public services and make improvements for all.