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“People don’t realise the extent of the link between mental health and alcohol use”

Alcohol Health Champions share their stories for Alcohol Awareness Week This year Alcohol Awareness Week comes at a time when England is experiencing a national lockdown due to further rises in Covid-19 infection rates. During 2020 there has been much concern about how alcohol consumption patterns are changing as people find ways to manage uncertainty […]

Bury Alcohol Health Champion vlogs about her experiences during lockdown

As just about everyone had to find new ways of working when we entered lockdown earlier this year, this was also true of alcohol health champions working across the Greater Manchester region. Undeterred, Natalie – an alcohol health champion in Bury – volunteered to have a go at vlogging for the first time. Confined to […]

Communities in Charge of Alcohol Conference: sharing early findings with key stakeholders, October 2019

By Suzy Hargreaves, CICA researcher As we settle into 2020 and look forward to a year of evaluation and analysis, it seems a good opportunity to reflect on an event we held in the Autumn of 2019 to share preliminary findings from the Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) programme. The programme was rolled out […]

CICA – A review of 2019

Liz Burns looks back over some of our CICA highlights from 2019… January:  At the start of 2019, we were well underway with our follow-up interviews with Alcohol Health Champions, local CICA leads, licensing officers, and commissioners. We invited people to review their experiences of CICA as each local area reached their 12 month anniversary. […]

Chief Scientific Advisor keen to learn from Salford experts in public health

Professor Chris Whitty, the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) lead, recently met with Salford experts in Public Health to learn about their research experiences. Professor Penny Cook and Liz Burns, were recent guests of the Chief Scientific Advisor who was interested in the CICA programme and their findings. Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Chair of UK […]