SOLAS Moyle – Alcohol Misuse – the biggest threat to the emotional and physical health of our young people

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Alcohol Misuse – the biggest threat to the emotional and physical health of our young people.

A basic chemistry lesson by Conor McCaffrey from Zest

Solas Moyle is hosting an enlightening talk on the significant threat that alcohol misuse poses to the young people in our Community.

We are very lucky to have secured Conor McCaffrey from Zest as our guest speaker for this talk. Conor has been working in the field of self-harm and suicide for many years and has first-hand experience of the impact that alcohol has on the emotional health of people of all ages in Northern Ireland and beyond.

Did you know that 6 out of 10 people who complete suicide and 8 out of 10 people who self harm are intoxicated with alcohol?

Conor will talk about Emotional Health and the positive and negative ways that young people deal with their feelings.

He will then explain the chemical process of drinking alcohol and why over drinking by young people in particular is such a threat to their own health, the health of others and the safety of their communities.

This is the first step in a wider education and training programme which Solas Moyle will be rolling out across Moyle during 2013.

The talk will be held at The Ferry Terminal in Ballycastle on Wednesday 20th March from 7pm to 8.30pm. Please call us on 028207 62222 or email solaswellbeing@gmail.com to book your place.

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