Newham Council is encouraging residents to give their health a boost as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May), which has the theme Survive or Thrive.
Alcohol can affect your mental health in a number of ways, including; mood fluctuations, evoking past memories of trauma which can lead to overwhelming anxiety and depression. .
If you are concerned about the levels of alcohol you are consuming you can visit the Don’t Bottle It Up website to take an alcohol test. It’s free, quick and confidential.
There is also a free Drink Coach App to keep track of alcohol intake, available for download on IOS and Android phones and tablets.
Benefits of the app include:
- Unit, cost and calorie counter
- Mindfulness videos
- Goal tracker
If you would like further support for yourself or for a family/ friend regarding alcohol consumption, then you can contact Newham Rise, the free drug and alcohol service:
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