Tagged: Mental Health

EVENT: summerLEAHP 2019

summerLEAHP 2019 is the world’s first ever international summer school for bright young minds who want to take the lead in transforming student environments by addressing alcohol-related harm.
Providing a unique hub for youth leaders to develop and enhance their skills, knowledge and capacities in leadership, communication, and advocacy summerLEAHP empowers youth leaders to shape the norms and environments they study and live in to promote health, inclusion and opportunity for all.
summerLEAHP 2019 is a groundbreaking summer program driven by the students themselves in interactive sessions, facilitated by some of the world’s leading experts and activists in the fields of prevention, science, advocacy, communications, and leadership…

NEWS: Week #20 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

BLOG: Mind Your Power: Of Placebos, Outer And Inner Strength

A powerful blog post about alcohol and other placebos.
Viktor connects two seemingly unrelated topics, through science and smart analogies, in a compelling exploration of the power of our perceptions and how our minds can impact both our inner and outer strength…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Most Harmful Drug

A new study has revealed alcohol was the number one drug causing Australians to seek professional help. Accordingly, the four most common drugs that led Australians to ask for help were alcohol (34%), amphetamines or ‘ice’ (25%), cannabis (21%) and heroin (5%)…

NEWS: Rwanda: Tackle Alcohol as Obstacle to Development

In Rwanda, alcohol is becoming a mounting burden, affecting the daily life of people as well as society. The harm is even greater for youth with alcohol affecting their education and overall well-being.Recent WHO data shows that in Rwanda there is a 7% prevalence of alcohol use disorder and a 2.5% prevalence of alcohol dependence…

NEWS: Poland: Government Plans to Raise Alcohol Tax

The Polish government has unveiled plans to increase the excise tax on alcohol next year. The designed tax increase was announced in a strategic document, the Multi-year State Financial Plan for the years 2019-2022. The plan was recently published by the country’s Ministry of Finance…

NEWS: Scotland: Interventions to Reduce Health Inequalities

NHS Health Scotland has released the latest version of the excellent Triple-I tool that looks at the effectiveness of interventions to reduce health inequalities. It includes analysis of alcohol and tobacco control policy measures.The strength of this work is the breadth of interventions that are analyzed: income-redistributing changes to taxes and benefits, preventative interventions like 20mph speed limits and tobacco taxes and mitigating interventions like CBT and Alcohol Brief Interventions…

NEWS: UK: MP Runs Marathon for CoA

British Member of Parliament and shadow health secretary of the Labor party, Jonathan Ashworth, completed the London Marathon to help raise awareness and funds for the work to support children from families with alcohol problems…

NEWS: Study: Germany Has an Alcohol Problem

Germany has an alcohol problem. The country remains one of the most-addicted societies in the world, according to a new study released by the German Central Office for Addiction Issues (Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen, DHS). And alcohol addiction is not the only dimension of alcohol harm that is affecting people, families and society in Germany…

NEWS: Sri Lanka: Exploring Global Industry Pressures on Health

At a recent event entitled ‘Global Health Outlook: Challenges and Implications for Sri Lanka’ hosted by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) the speakers in attendance explored the linkages between health and global politics.In the discussion the extent to which addressing the health issues plaguing Sri Lanka requires diplomacy and international cooperation to deal with forces that extend beyond the confines of national borders was highlighted…