Know your units tours Knowsley

Published on: Friday, 14-November-2014

Knowsley Council’s successful Know Your Units campaign is once more touring the borough to help people understand the amount of alcohol units they are consuming.

Knowsley Council’s successful Know Your Units campaign is once more touring the borough to help people understand the amount of alcohol units they are consuming.

Last year the council made a significant impact with the Know Your Units roadshow, visiting Kirkby, Prescot, Stockbridge Village and Huyton as well as the Knowsley stage of the Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest cycle race, at Knowsley Safari to educate the public on alcohol units as well as the health impacts associated with alcohol.

Know your limits is now revisiting those locations, providing information on the risks of alcohol, speaking to people concerned about the amount of alcohol they are drinking and informing them where they can go to seek help.

The roadshow will tour the borough between 9am and 4.30pm on the following dates:

 

Monday 17 November Huyton Town Centre
Tuesday 18 November Asda Huyton
Wednesday 19 November Stockbridge Village Leisure Centre
Thursday 20 November Prescot Town Centre
Friday 21 November Stockbridge Village Parade
Saturday 22 November Prescot Leisure Centre
Sunday 23 November Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park
Monday 24 November Kirkby Leisure Centre
Tuesday 25 November Kirkby Market
Wednesday 26 November Tesco Prescot
Thursday 27 November Asda Huyton
Friday 28 November Kirkby Market

As well as distributing thousands of advice leaflets, the council will be asking people to take the Drink Wise Challenge, which can also be done online at www.drinkwisenorthwest.org/take-the-drink-wise-challenge

The roadshows are also supporting national Alcohol Awareness Week, which takes place between 17-23 November.

Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health in Knowsley said “The roadshows aim to raise awareness of how many of units of alcohol are in a variety of drinks, together with what is a safe level.  People often underestimate how much they are actually drinking and are unaware of the impact on their health of regularly drinking in excess of the recommended limits.

“The campaign will encourage people to think about the true amount they are drinking by addressing the confusion about alcohol units.  Information will also be available on where to access help and support if people realise they are drinking excessively.

“We are committed to helping residents improve their health and wellbeing, and this is just one of a number of initiatives we are running to encourage a healthier, happier lifestyle.”

For more information on alcohol advice, visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/Alcohol-misuse/Pages/Introduction.aspx

To learn how you can join our campaign to keep alcohol out of childhood visit www.LookAgainAtAlcohol.org.uk