Health & Wellbeing Service - Manchester

Student safety tips


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Drinking too much or at the wrong time, can often lead to fights and accidents, so instead of ending up in a club you could end up behind bars, or in A&E. Just take a look at these figures from a local survey with over 800 students:

  • Up to 76% of students reported that excessive drinking had significantly affected the following day e.g. missing lectures
  • More than 1 in 3 students knew someone who had attended hospital or visited a health professional because of drinking too much
  • Nearly half (47%) of students who had been a victim of crime believed that alcohol had played a role in these crimes

Tips for safer drinking

  • Eat before or with alcohol as eating slows down alcohol absorption
  • Find out what a unit is and how many units you are drinking
  • Alternative alcoholic drinks with water or soft drinks
  • If you’re drinking before you go out, pace yourself so you don’t get refused entry for being drunk
  • Plan how to get home while you’re sober and never walk home by yourself
  • Avoid people topping topping up your drinks and don’t leave your drink unattended
  • Never get into an unlicensed taxi; only use ones you can trust
  • Always give your body a 48 hour break from booze if you do drink too much in one session

If you would like some extra support to set goals or keep on track, or if you have physical withdrawal symptoms (like shaking, sweating or feeling anxious until you have a first drink of the day), telephone the Community Alcohol Team for more advice before stopping completely on 0161 234 5055 (Monday-Friday, 9am-4.30pm)

Do you work in alcohol retail?


Do you work in alcohol retail? Did you know you could be fined up to £1,000 for selling alcohol to a person who is drunk, or knowingly allowing it to be sold? For out more about free Responsible Alcohol Sales training available in Manchester

Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice


Manchester’s local alcohol strategy sets out to increase access to Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice across services working with students. To arrange a bespoke training session for your team or service, please contact Liz Burns to discuss your requirements or book a place on our next multi-agency training course “Getting the Measure of It”

To find out more about Manchester’s Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice Training Programme click here