Dr Sim will take up the role in November 2017 in succession to Professor Paul Wallace, the current Chief Medical Advisor to Drinkaware, who will be retiring from this role after eight years. As the Chief Medical Advisor Dr Sim will chair Drinkaware’s independent Medical Advisory Panel, whose role…
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Drinkaware welcomes new trustees and non-executive director
Alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees.
Published 11th January 2019
Almost a third of UK drinkers do not recognise the link between alcohol and heart problems
New evidence from the Drinkaware Monitor 2018, a comprehensive analysis of the UK population’s drinking habits from alcohol education charity Drinkaware and YouGov, has found that almost one third (31%) of UK drinkers do not recognise the link between alcohol and heart problems.
Published Thursday 14th November 2018
Scottish FA announce new walking football partnership with Drinkaware
The Scottish Football Association is delighted to welcome national alcohol education charity Drinkaware as the new research partner of walking football in Scotland.
Published Tuesday 24th October 2018
Drinkaware: unequivocally committed to reducing alcohol harm
Sir Leigh Lewis, Chair of the Drinkaware Trust, has written an article for The Lancet addressing the recent criticisms of Drinkaware
Published Monday 15th October 2018
Drink Free Days campaign - One month on
Published Friday 12th October 2018
Statement regarding claims of Drinkaware misleading the public
Dr Timothy Walker, Chair of the Drinkaware Research & Impact Committee and Trustee, and Dr John Larsen, Director, Evidence & Impact, Drinkaware, provide a statement regarding claims of Drinkaware misleading the public.
Published Monday 8th October 2018
Women encouraged to have more Drink Free Days to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer
Drinkaware and Public Health England's Drink Free Days campaign to encourage women to have more Drink Free Days to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.
Published Thursday 4th October 2018
Update: Drinkaware letter to funders and stakeholders regrading criticism of partnership with Public Health England
Update: Read the letter sent from Drinkaware Chief Executive, Elaine Hindal to Drinkaware funders and stakeholders on 14th September 2018, with regards to the criticism our partnership with Public Health England has received from a vocal minority of the public health community.
Published Friday 21st September 2018
Drinkaware letter to funders and stakeholders regrading criticism of partnership with Public Health England
Read the letter sent from Drinkaware Chief Executive, Elaine Hindal to Drinkaware funders and stakeholders on 14th September 2018, with regards to the criticism our partnership with Public Health England has received from a vocal minority of the public health community.
Published Friday 14th September 2018
Drinkaware is fully committed to helping people make informed choices about alcohol, suggesting otherwise wilfully misrepresents the charity
Our commitment to helping people make informed choices about alcohol is unswerving and to suggest otherwise is to wholly and wilfully misrepresent the charity and its aims.
Published Thursday 13th September 2018
PHE and Drinkaware launch Drink Free Days campaign
Working together for the first time, Public Health England and Drinkaware are launching a new campaign, Drink Free Days to help people cut down on the amount of alcohol they are regularly drinking.
Published Monday 10th September 2018
Drinkaware respond to study in The Lancet which suggests alcohol is associated with 2.8 million deaths each year worldwide
The study by the Global Burden of Disease published in The Lancet finds that alcohol is a leading risk factor for death and disease worldwide.
Published 24th August 2018
Drinkaware Crew branches out to keep Nottingham's festival revellers safe at Splendour festival
Drinkaware, in partnership with Splendour Festival, is launching a new scheme to keep festival goers safe. This will be the first festival outside London to have Drinkaware Crew.
Published 17th August 2018
Drinkaware gives evidence to Select Committee on sexual harassment and calls for bystanders to challenge the status quo in all public places
Chief Executive Elaine Hindal spoke of the damaging effect of unwanted and drunken sexual harassment and called for a greater challenge of its normalisation in public places.
Published 27th June 2018
Response to announcement of £6m support pledge for children of alcohol dependent parents
Drinkaware welcomes today’s announcement by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.
Published 23rd April 2018
Worrying number of people drinking to cope with day-to-day pressures
New research reveals that almost three in five (58%) of all people (aged 18-75) who drink alcohol are doing so because it helps them to cope with the pressures of day to day life.
Published 11th January 2018
Response to Cambridge study on alcohol cancer links
Drinkaware responds to new University of Cambridge study on the link between alcohol and cancer.
Published 11th April 2018
Half of middle aged men who drink alcohol do so due to social pressure
According to a new Drinkaware / YouGov survey, which looks at adult drinking patterns in the UK, almost half (47%) of men between 35 and 75 who drink alcohol do so to fit in, be liked or to not feel left out; compared to only just over a third (36%) of women of the same age.
Published 15th November 2018
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Kumiko Broadhurst, 48, first started talking with her children about alcohol when they were 12. She said: “One day during dinner my kids were curious what I was drinking and asked if they could have some. I explained what it was and why they couldn’t have any.” “Since that first conversation we…
A third of Britons drink alcohol because it helps them when they feel depressed or nervous according to Drinkaware
One in three (34%) Britons drink alcohol at least some of the time because they believe it helps them when they feel depressed or nervous according to alcohol education charity Drinkaware. Worryingly, almost one in eight (12%) admitted that this is their motivation at least half of the time…
Commenting on actor Brad Pitt’s recent discussion of alcohol and its effects, Drinkaware Chief Executive Elaine Hindal said: “Brad Pitt’s candid admission of the role that alcohol has played in his life will resonate with many people and his decision to look at alcohol’s effects on his health…
Commenting on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2016 survey into drinking habits published today (Wednesday 03/05/2017), Dr John Larsen, Drinkaware Director of Evidence and Impact said: “Whilst it is encouraging to see that young people aged between 16 and 24 years old are increasingly…