The people of Fishguard and Goodwick invite you to a conference like no other!
Poetry, football, ballroom dancing, and other ways to reduce alcohol harm
Learning from Alcohol Concern’s Communities Together project in north Pembrokeshire
1 March 2017, Phoenix Centre, Goodwick
What’s the problem?
Here in Wales, we don’t always have the healthiest relationship with alcohol. Doctors and public health workers have been telling us for decades to cut back. It’s a simple message, but in our complicated lives it’s not always an easy one to follow.
What has Communities Together done differently?
Communities Together is a project about facing up to alcohol issues in our communities, but one that didn’t begin with questions about alcohol. It’s a genuine example of putting into practice the Prudent Healthcare principle of “achieving health and wellbeing...as equal partners through co-production”. Local people picked the priorities. Poetry, football, and ballroom dancing have been just some of the unexpected outcomes.
Who should come to find out more?
Anyone working in public health, community development, town planning, economic development, children and young people’s services, older people’s services, substance misuse, healthcare, social care, policing, sports development, creative arts. In short, anyone who’s interested in how communities can mobilise to improve things for themselves.
When and where?
11am to 3pm, 1 March 2017, at the Phoenix Centre, Wern Road, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire, SA64 0AA
The agenda for the day
11:00am Welcome: Andrew Misell, Director of Alcohol Concern Cymru
11.10am Keynote speaker : Ian Westley, Chief Executive of Pembrokeshire County Council
11.25am Andrew Misell and Rhys Sinnett, Principal Public Health Officer, Hywel Dda Public Health Team, in conversation about how the project started and what they hoped to achieve
11.45am. Marc Mordey, Project Manager, Communities Together: A brief overview of what we have actually done.
12:00pm Question Time: a panel of participants answer your questions and discuss their experience of Communities Together
12:40 p.m. A brief presentation from Al Anon – offering the possibility of re-introducing such a support group to Fishguard and Goodwick/North Pembrokeshire
12 :50pm A thank you to the Communities Together Steering Group – Andrew Misell
LUNCH – a buffet lunch will be provided
1:45pm Siobhan Hayward and Alain Thomas, Participation Cymru, on what the project evaluation has shown
2:15pm Hands-on workshop: Would you/could you use this approach back on your patch?
3:00 p.m. CLOSE
To find out more, call 029 20226746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org