World Mental Health Day 2019

Global Campaign,

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. 

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day originated in Canada with the first FASD Day taking place on 9th September 1999. Since then the campaign has gathered global recognition with many countries now taking part in activities to raise awareness of FASD and the prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong condition that results from a baby being exposed to alcohol in the womb before they are born. This exposure to

Advancing Public Health in International Alcohol Control

Melbourne, Australia,

Action is needed by governments to control the marketing, labelling and availability of alcohol given the growing evidence about the burden of disease and premature mortality associated with alcohol use.

Alcohol Awareness Week

Awareness Campaign,

Alcohol Awareness Week is an opportunity for charities, local authorities, GP surgeries, businesses and more to think and talk about alcohol harm with their communities.

To help you run Alcohol Awareness Week in your community, Alcohol Change UK have put together free digital resources:

Alcohol Before 18. What's the Harm - A Guide for Parents

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Talking about alcohol with your children can be a complicated and sensitive topic to navigate.

Young people are absorbing information about alcohol from a range of sources within their environment.

Friends, teachers, and family can shape how a young person views drinking.

As parents, you have more influence than you think. You can help your children to avoid alcohol harms by:

Addiction News

The Addiction Journal has put together a news section highlighting noteworthy updates in the field of substance use prevention treatment and recovery from countries around the world. Have a browse through the past 6 months of headlines from around the world. Addiction News and Notes September 2019 Addiction News and Notes August 2019 Addiction News and Notes July 2019 Addiction News and Notes June 2019 Addiction News and Notes May 2019 Addiction News and Notes

SPYM Newsletter

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The Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses has produced its latest newsletter!

The newsletter highlights the new relationship with SPYM and ISSUP through the establishment of the ISSUP India National Chapter.

There is a report of the International Day for Street Children that was celebrated on April the 15th. 

Men, Alcohol and Identity


Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) are co-hosting a four-part seminar series to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol.

Each session will be chaired by an expert in the field who will invite three guest speakers to present their personal responses to three pre-set questions, which are relevant to the topic.