Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Chichester Wellbeing Service

Extra support to help Reduce Alcohol Intake

As we approach the New Year and continue to adapt in challenging times, we would like you to be aware that the Chichester Wellbeing Service continues to support our local community in various ways with options that suit the diverse needs of each patient. The wellbeing service offers advice and support for people on how to make small changes to improve health and wellbeing including weight management, emotional wellbeing, alcohol reduction and pre-diabetes. 

As we approach the national campaign for ‘Dry January’ many people need support to reduce their alcohol intake. Our Alcohol Wellbeing Advisor can provide a series of one-to-one sessions to support people who may have been identified by a health professional as drinking at an increased risk level or the individual themselves believe they are drinking at a problematic level and either want to cut down or stop drinking altogether to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. 

Our Alcohol Wellbeing Advisor can offer up to 6-8 one to one sessions where people are encouraged to make positive changes in the here and now, rather than focussing on things that can’t be changed in the past. These free sessions last approximately 45 minutes - either by telephone or online depending on what the client feels comfortable with. Progress will be monitored through a mixture of self-assessment and questionnaires, and we encourage the use of tools such as Drinks Diaries, measuring cups and apps as a way of monitoring how a client is doing.  We discuss tips to reduce alcohol consumption, triggers as to why someone may be drinking more than the governments recommended weekly amount and benefits to our mental and physical health by cutting back. This service is not for patients who are alcohol dependant.

Individuals can self-refer to our service on 01243 521041 or you can email: wellbeing@chichester.gov.uk.

 

Are you worried about your Drinking or Drug use?

Follow this link to "Drink Aware" to check to see if your intake is within the safe limit; get the facts about alcohol and tips for staying safe

Anyone needing advice or information about drugs can follow the link to ‘Talk to Frank’

If you have a drug or alcohol problem and want professional help contact the local service Change Grow Live (CGL)  (or phone them on 0330 128 1113) and make an appointment.

Young people needing advice about drugs or alcohol can also go to the Health Section of the Your Space website

Chichester Wellbeing offer friendly advice and support if you are worried that your drinking may be becoming a problem https://chichester.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/alcohol/alcohol-an-introduction