Trust launches events to tackle alcohol abuse

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare is supporting Alcohol Awareness Week by encouraging people to start talking about alcohol.

The new initiative focuses on alcohol-related long-term conditions and will be launched next week.

A specialist nursing team has now been developed to support the management of patients with long-term conditions related to alcohol.

The team will work closely with the community alcohol workers, nurses and staff from Nottingham University Hospitals.

It is hoped that the new drive will help patients to receive care from both physical and mental health services in a more integrated way.

The trust’s substance misuse team, part of The Mansfield Recovery Partnership, is running events throughout the week.

The partnership provides a range of specialist services for individuals and their families who are being affected by alcohol or drug problems.

Substance misuse nurse Liz Randle said: “We would love the local community to get involved. Alcohol workers will be at the events and on hand to discuss alcohol, units, health risks and answer any questions.

“If you have any concerns about alcohol or concerns for people you know then come along to the events and find out more about what we can do to help.”

The events are being held from 10am to 1pm on Monday 18th November at Wilkinson’s in Mansfield, and on Tuesday 19th November at the Civic Centre from 10am to 4pm.

A separate event will also take place on the Tuesday from 9.30am to 3pm at the King’s Treatment Centre, King’s Mill Hospital.

On Wednesday 20th November, sessions will again take place at Mansfield Civic Centre from 10am to 4pm, from 9am to 3pm at Mansfield Community Hospital, and from 9.30am to 3pm at the King’s Treatment Centre

On Thursday 21st November, sessions will take place at the Civic Centre from 10am to 4pm and from 9.30am to 3pm at the King’s Treatment Centre.

On Friday 22nd November, sessions will take place again at Mansfield Community Hospital from 9am to 12pm at and from 9.30am to 3pm at the King’s Treatment Centre.

For more information about the events or to contact the partnership call 0800 5200 500.