Deaths due to alcohol have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Helping people to cut down their alcohol intake can improve mental health, boost weight loss and reduce the risk of conditions which cause a high number of deaths and reduce quality of life such as cancer, liver and heart disease.
Over the next four years we will:
- Increase population level understanding of risk and harm.
- Prevent alcohol harm through wider related local/national policy
- A systematic approach to Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA).
- Identification of ‘alcohol champions’ in key organisations across the system.
- Including alcohol as a priority for employee health and wellbeing.
- Agreeing and embedding pathways for service users with co-existing mental health and substance misuse issues.
JSNA - Substance Misuse: Young People and Adults (2018)
- Alcohol contributes to more than 60 diseases and health conditions.
- It represents 10% of the burden of disease and death in the UK, placing it in the top three lifestyle risk factors after smoking and obesity.
Our other priorities
Give every child the best start in life
Improve everyone’s mental health and wellbeing
Ensure good food and nutrition for all
Prevent homelessness and help those who are homeless to have better health outcomes
Help people to stop smoking, as well as encourage others to not start smoking
Prevent domestic abuse and support survivors to rebuild their lives
Support residents to have control and maintain a healthy weight
Improve air quality in Nottinghamshire