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Thinking about children’s drinking – workshop for anyone working with children and young people in B&NES


  • Understand the impact of alcohol misuse on the health and wellbeing of children
  • Explore the role alcohol plays in our own and children’s lives
  • Reflect on the findings of the Bristol University evaluation of the B&NES Drink Think Alcohol identification and brief intervention tool and what this means for own practice.
  • Identify training and support needs to embed best practice in your own setting.


9.00  –  9.30                    Registration and refreshments

9.30 – 9.40                     Introduction, welcome from Chair – Jo Lewitt, Public Health

9.40 – 10.10                  Alcohol– what’s the problem? Cathy McMahon, Public Health

10.10  –10.50                Exploring our own attitudes to alcohol and why children drink. Where do we draw the line with alcohol?  Liz Bryant, Leah Reeves, Project 28, DHI

10.50  – 11.05               Break

11.05  – 11.40               Drink Think: alcohol screening and brief intervention for young people: a qualitative evaluation of training and implementation: Prof Matthew Hickman and Jane Derges, Bristol University, School of Social and Community Medicine

11.40 – 12.20                Talking about alcohol in different settings – what works and how to embed in everyday practice

12.20– 12.30                 Chair – next steps and close

12.30  – 1.00                 Light lunch provided

For full details and a booking form click here.