This year’s Alcohol Awareness Week will take place from 16th – 22nd of November with the campaign theme – Alcohol and Mental Health.

Around 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue each year. Drinking too much or too often can increase this risk.

Many of us are unaware of the link between alcohol and poor mental health, in fact, alcohol is often the first thing we turn to when we’re feeling low, stressed, worried or unable to cope.

While the effects of alcohol can sometimes have a short-term positive impact on your mood, in the long term it can cause problems for mental health.

Drinking alcohol is linked to a range of mental health issues from depression and memory loss to suicide.

Now’s the time to get thinking about your drinking!