The Calderdale Health Improvement team, which is part of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, are supporting local pharmacies in Calderdale to promote the dry January campaign, raising awareness of the benefits of giving up alcohol for one month.
Dry January is a national campaign that challenges people to give up alcohol for the 31 days. During the month pharmacies throughout Calderdale will be on hand to support people to do this, give tips to keep motivated and help to measure the impact that it is having on their health.
Catherine King, a health improvement practitioner with the team explained, “Pharmacists can provide quick and easy help and advice about a range of health topics. Their help is free and confidential.of January. During the month pharmacies throughout Calderdale will be on hand to support people to do this, give tips to keep motivated and help to measure the impact that it is having on their health.
“Reducing your alcohol intake can have a really big impact on your health as well as help you to loose weight and save money. Regularly drinking more than the recommended daily limits risks damaging your health so why not see the difference it could make to your life by giving up for a whole month.”
Pharmacies are supported to deliver this campaign by the Health Improvement team in partnership with Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire and Calderdale Council.
Find out more about the dry January campaign by dropping in to your local pharmacy or visiting www.swyt.co/campaigns where there is lots of information, campaign resources and links to websites that you can visit for further information about alcohol and its effects.