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Please see below for Equality and Inclusion Awareness Events that are coming up in November.

Equality and Inclusion Awareness Events

Please see below for information on Alcohol Awareness week from the 16th-22nd November 2020

Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 background information

When? 16-22 November 2020

What? Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It's a week of awareness raising campaigning for change and more. The theme for Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 is 'Alcohol and mental health’.

Who? Alcohol Awareness Week is coordinated by the charity, Alcohol Change UK. Over 4,000 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other  community groups across the country are taking part in and organising events for the week.

Why? When things get tough, we can find ourselves turning to alcohol to cope. But what many of us don't realise is that drinking too much and too often can make our mental health problems worse - such as anxiety and depression - and prevent them from being properly addressed. So for this Alcohol Awareness Week, Alcohol Change UK are looking at the issues around alcohol and mental health, the best ways to look after ourselves and those we love during a year of great change and uncertainty.  

 

 Please click on the link below for the website:

https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/alcohol-awareness-week-1

 

Self-care Week

 

In recognition of Self-care Week, consider these five steps in order to take care of yourself and establish good self-care habits that will last beyond just this week:

  1. Establish good sleep patterns—Getting healthy amounts of sleep can have a major effect on both your physical and mental health. In order to establish healthy sleep patterns, avoid bad habits like eating or drinking immediately before bed and looking at televisions, phones or other screens shortly before going to sleep.

  2. Exercise regularly—Getting in a workout can help release endorphins, which will boost your mood and mental health. Additionally, exercise will improve your physical health, help you maintain a healthy weight and improve your self-esteem. Some exercises—such as team sports and group classes—can also help you establish or maintain friendships and relationships.

  3. Eat right—What you consume has a direct effect on your health. Some specific foods that may have positive health effects include fish, berries, nuts and leafy vegetables. Eating a diet that is both healthy and balanced will help you maintain a healthy weight, and may also contribute to your self-esteem.

  4. Get out—Although the weather may not be at its most pleasant during the late-autumn, finding ways to spend time outside can be a great way to practise self-care. Even if you are not able to go outside, some research has suggested that even seeing pictures of nature or looking out a window can be helpful.

  5. Make yourself a priority—It is important to set aside time for self-care. Spending time by yourself can help you be mindful and appreciative of your life. Arrange your schedule so that you have time to do the things you enjoy, and avoid allowing other commitments infringe upon those periods. 

    Self-care is a complicated subject that may be slightly different for everyone. In celebration of Self-care Week, take the time to explore how different self-care methods might benefit you not only for the week itself, but for the rest of your life.

White Ribbon Day 

16 Days of Action To End Violence Against Women and WHITE RIBBON DAY! Please click on the link below for more information: 

https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/day

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