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Alcohol Identification & Brief Advice - FREE TRAINING

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** AVAILABLE ONLY TO PEOPLE IN THE NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL AREA **


Do you work with individuals in the North Yorkshire County Council area who may be drinking alcohol at levels which would be described as hazardous or harmful to themselves and others?

Then this free training will enable you to support those people you are working with by equipping you with up-to-date advice and information.

The training is available to a wide range of non-alcohol specialist workers/volunteers within the North Yorkshire County Council area (excluding the City of York), including:

  • Pharmacy staff
  • GP’s/Practice Nurses
  • Police custody staff
  • People who work in Health & Adult Social Care
  • Youth workers
  • Housing support staff
  • People who work in criminal justice
  • Emergency department staff
  • Lifestyle service workers
  • Mental health care workers
  • Maternity services


Around 9 million people in England regularly drink above the Government’s sensible drinking guidelines. Alcohol use is one of the three biggest lifestyle risk factors for disease and death, and alcohol misuse is now estimated to cost the NHS around £3.5 billion each year.

Most alcohol related harm is caused by excessive drinkers whose consumption exceeds recommended drinking levels, but who are not yet dependent.

In January 2015, a county-wide strategy for tackling the harms associated with alcohol was published by public health experts in North Yorkshire.

The North Yorkshire alcohol strategy 2014-19 was developed by North Yorkshire County Council's public health team in partnership with local borough and district councils; the county's clinical commissioning groups (CCGs); North Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

North Yorkshire County Council has an alcohol strategy which aims to galvanise partners (statutory ad non-statutory organisations, the community and wider businesses) within North Yorkshire to collectively reduce the harms from alcohol.

We are delighted to announce that the FREE Alcohol identification & Brief Advice training programme, in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, is now available until the end of March 2019.


What is Alcohol Identification & Brief Advice?

Brief interventions involve offering simple, brief advice and only take a few minutes to complete. Brief advice can be given in a variety of settings by non-alcohol specialists. Offering opportunistic brief advice/interventions in general settings can bring about positive change at both an individual and population level.

High quality brief interventions offered by non-alcohol specialists in the correct settings are crucial for an effective alcohol care pathway.


Alcohol Identification & Brief Advice - Full-Day (10am-4pm)

Aim of the training:

To increase early identification of problematic (hazardous, harmful and dependent) drinking, and to reduce the harm from alcohol for individuals, families and communities in North Yorkshire.

Learning Outcomes (the learner will):

  • Understand the evidence base and effectiveness of IBA
  • Understand the physical, psychological and social effects of alcohol, including the risks of hazardous and harmful drinking
  • Know the current guidance around safer alcohol use
  • Be able to raise the issue of alcohol use
  • Know the interventions required to offer brief advice to support safer alcohol use
  • Demonstrate the use of the recommended screening tools (AUDIT C)
  • Know how to use the Brief Advice structured tool
  • Understand the care pathway and referral routes in North Yorkshire to specialist services.
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