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Here are the resources we found for alcohol for professionals:

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Alcohol and Mental Health

Alcohol has been an important part of our society and culture for many centuries. This webpage gives advice and information about how alcohol can affect your mental health. This webpage covers topics such as; what effect can alcohol have on us; how does drinking affect our mood and mental health; what about the after effects; how much is too much, and how you can get help.

Parental Substance Misuse

Not all parents who drink or take drugs damage their children, but studies highlight that children living in such family circumstances can often be at higher risk of harm, neglect, exploitation, poorer mental health and life chances. Parents who rely on drugs and alcohol may additionally be struggling with mental health problems. This webpage covers where to find out more information about parental substance misuse, spotting the signs, and what schools can do to help their pupils.

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Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

(Featured resource)Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain changing enormously during this period. This video discusses adolescent brain development and highlights the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on different brain regions, as well as its impact on behaviour.

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Alcohol & Young People: A Toolkit

This toolkit provides you with guidance on supporting young people who are experiencing, or ar risk of, alcohol related harm. It has a particular focus on young people in the looked after system and those with special educational needs. It is important not to stereotype children and young people in these two groups, however, the evidence suggests  that they are more vulnerable than their peers to alcohol problems both now and in later life.

Webpage

Alcohol and Mental Health

Alcohol has been an important part of our society and culture for many centuries. This webpage gives advice and information about how alcohol can affect your mental health. This webpage covers topics such as; what effect can alcohol have on us; how does drinking affect our mood and mental health; what about the after effects; how much is too much, and how you can get help.

Parental Substance Misuse

Not all parents who drink or take drugs damage their children, but studies highlight that children living in such family circumstances can often be at higher risk of harm, neglect, exploitation, poorer mental health and life chances. Parents who rely on drugs and alcohol may additionally be struggling with mental health problems. This webpage covers where to find out more information about parental substance misuse, spotting the signs, and what schools can do to help their pupils.

Download

Alcohol & Young People: A Toolkit

This toolkit provides you with guidance on supporting young people who are experiencing, or ar risk of, alcohol related harm. It has a particular focus on young people in the looked after system and those with special educational needs. It is important not to stereotype children and young people in these two groups, however, the evidence suggests  that they are more vulnerable than their peers to alcohol problems both now and in later life.

Video

Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

(Featured resource)Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain changing enormously during this period. This video discusses adolescent brain development and highlights the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on different brain regions, as well as its impact on behaviour.

Webpage

Alcohol and Mental Health

Alcohol has been an important part of our society and culture for many centuries. This webpage gives advice and information about how alcohol can affect your mental health. This webpage covers topics such as; what effect can alcohol have on us; how does drinking affect our mood and mental health; what about the after effects; how much is too much, and how you can get help.

Parental Substance Misuse

Not all parents who drink or take drugs damage their children, but studies highlight that children living in such family circumstances can often be at higher risk of harm, neglect, exploitation, poorer mental health and life chances. Parents who rely on drugs and alcohol may additionally be struggling with mental health problems. This webpage covers where to find out more information about parental substance misuse, spotting the signs, and what schools can do to help their pupils.

Download

Alcohol & Young People: A Toolkit

This toolkit provides you with guidance on supporting young people who are experiencing, or ar risk of, alcohol related harm. It has a particular focus on young people in the looked after system and those with special educational needs. It is important not to stereotype children and young people in these two groups, however, the evidence suggests  that they are more vulnerable than their peers to alcohol problems both now and in later life.