Advert for free Alcohol Brief Interventions Training 2024

Brief intervention for alcohol misuse training

“having a word” at the right time – can be effective in making people reconsider their drinking behaviour and cut their alcohol intake significantly.

Alcohol consumption has increased by almost 20% in the last 30 years and alcohol-related conditions cost the NHS over £2.7bn annually.  Lost productivity due to alcohol use costs the UK economy more than £7bn each year with an estimated 167,000 working years lost.

The cost to Calderdale health services and employers is significant.

In Calderdale, it is estimated that there are:

  • 103,277 Low risk drinkers
  • 27,749 Increasing risk drinkers
  • 9,049 Higher risk drinkers
  • 2,500 Dependent drinkers

Of these, there would be:

  • 32,637 Binge Drinkers

Alcohol features in approximately 50% of Child in Need assessments in Calderdale.

So how do you “have a word”?

A brief intervention is a structured conversation between a healthcare professional/employer and a client/employee.  They are designed to motivate the individual to change their drinking behaviour.   This free training course is aimed at anyone, especially those who work with adults or families or who work in human resources.

Covered in this course

  • Facts about alcohol, myths, units and safe limits
  • The physical effects of alcohol both short-term and long term
  • Definitions such as binge drinking, high risk and dependency
  • Brief Interventions
  • Support available and how to refer to local services
  • Useful tools and resources to support training

Planned Learning Outcomes

  1. Boost skills and confidence in talking with service users about alcohol use
  2. Recognise the effects of alcohol use and its impact on health;
  3. Tailor advice and use an evidence based-screening tool to identify problematic alcohol use in your role;
  4. Apply simple tools that may trigger change;
  5. Identify relevant support services in Calderdale.

Book Your Place for any of the following dates: 

New Dates for 2024 – each session lasts approximately two hours.

13th February 2024 – 6pmBrighouse Central Methodist Church, HD6 1AQ
14th February 2024 – 6pmKevin Pearce Annex, North Halifax Partnership, HX3 5RQ
13th March 2024 – 10amCopley Cricket Club, HX3 0UG
13th March 2024 – 6pmFoundry Street Community Centre, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3AS
17th April 2024 – 10amNorthowram Sports Club, HX3 7EN
14th May 2024 – 6pmBrighouse Central Methodist Church, HD6 1AQ
15th May 2024 – 10amBasement House, Halifax, HX1 2AL
12th June 2024 – 10amKevin Pearce Annex, North Halifax Partnership, HX3 5RQ
10th July 2024 – 10amTodmorden Kindness Hub, 29 Rochdale Road, OL14 7LA
10th July 2024 – 6pmNorthowram Sports Club, HX3 7EN
16th July 2024 – 6pmBrighouse Central Methodist Church, HD6 1AQ
18th July 2024 – 10amBasement House, Halifax, HX1 2AL
16th October 2024 – 10amBasement House, Halifax, HX1 2AL
* Note: this was originally Todmorden and changed to Halifax on 28/05)

To book, please use the Contact Us form and specify that you would like to attend the ABI training, which date and for how many people.   Or email Admin directly or phone the office on 01422 383063.

If you would like us to run a session for your management teams at your premises, please get in touch via the contact details above and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

For those who work with or provide a service for children, young people, their families and adults at risk or in need of support services in Calderdale you can also register directly on the “Enable” platform:

Here are a few comments from our latest course:

Excellent course and I have advised that all my peers in our management team attend.

Brilliant course, it was so accessible thanks to the clear passion and experience of those leading it.
Great to be in person also!

The chap who did the training was great.

Brilliant trainer – loved the session – real value!