Connecting London - Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

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Connecting London is a partnership of Change Grow Live services across the London area. During Alcohol Awareness Week, we'll be hosting events and activities on Zoom and sharing resources. 

This year's theme is 'alcohol and mental health' so our sessions will cover topics like mindfulness, how to prevent a relapse, yoga and more!

Events timetable

  • Mon

Monday 16 November

Time
Activity
09:30

This will be hosted by our Waltham Forest service and take place from 9.30 - 10.30.

 

Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 889 4971 2930

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11:00

This will be from 11:00 - 14:30. It's hosted by the Tri-Borough- The Alcohol Service.

 

Speaker - David Robertson

Viral Hepatitis Clinical Nurse Specialist - Wernicke/Korsakoff

Speaker - Colleen Simon – Dual Diagnosis

Speaker – Chris Browne - Richmond Fellowship – ETE

Speaker – Deirlen Cano - One You Westminster – Healthy lifestyle

Speaker – Ezra Yisrael - Five Ways to Wellbeing – Turning Point  

Speaker – Nigel Eggleston – Turning Point - ETE

 

Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 889 4971 2930

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Tuesday 17 November

Time
Activity
10:00

Join Anna for yoga, hosted by Ealing Rise. If you'd like to join in at home, wear loose or comfortable clothing. You'll need enough floor space to lie down. You might also like to have a blanket or a cushion to hand, but they aren't essential.

This will last from 10:00 - 11:00.

 

Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 889 4971 2930

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11:30

Join Jonathan, the lead nurse at Waltham Forest for a conversation about alcohol and its physical effects. This will be from 11:30 - 12:30.

 

Zoom Meeting

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14:00

Eddy from Ealing Rise will be hosting a mindfulness session including practical tools for relapse prevention. This will be from 14:00 - 15:00.

 

Zoom Meeting

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15:30

Join our Barnet service for a mindfulness session. This will last from 15:30 - 16:30.

 

Zoom Meeting

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Wednesday 18 November

Time
Activity
09:30

This will be hosted by our Waltham Forest service and take place from 9.30 - 10.30.

 

Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 889 4971 2930

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12:00

An hour-long workshop sparking your creative side using everyday items that you would find at home. Join in with paper, pens and scissors or simply just watch the creations!

 

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14:00

This is a panel held by Newham Rise. It will be from 2:00 - 15:15. The speakers are:

After the panel, there will be an alcohol quiz - with prizes!

 

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Thursday 19 November

Time
Activity
10:00

This session will be from 10:00 - 13:00. The scheudle is:

 

10:00 to 10.30 - an introduction to the service

10:30 - 11:30 - Joelle Curtis and Dimitra Sampani discussing the effects of alcohol on the body and hosting a quiz

11:30 - 12:00 - John Sheridan talking about the volunteer journey

12:00 - 13:00 - a guest speaker from the fellowship

 

Zoom Meeting

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14:00

This session will last from 14:00 - 16:00. The agenda is:
 

14.00 – 14.30 - A Bit On Compassion with Dr Bhags Sharma, a consultant addictions psychiatrist

14.30 – 14.50 – Beckon and Wink

14.50 – 15.10 – Is there a role for harm reduction in alcohol use disorder? with Dr Bhags Sharma

15.10 – 15.30 – A Service User Experience

15.30 – 1600 – The challenges faced when working with people who have alcohol-related disorders with Duncan Njoroge Lead Nurse, Alcohol & Drug Service and Charles McAdam, Alcohol Liaison Specialist Nurse, Royal London Hospital.
 

DrinkCoach
 

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Friday 20 November

Time
Activity
10:00

Watch the video: "A day with booze and me."

 

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12:00

Join Claudia and Jane who will be sharing recovery stories.

 

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13:00

This session will include:

  • Ariella Williams discussing alcohol and mental health 
  • Dusan from the ECHO training project 
  • Magdelana Sienkiewicz from Intuitive Recovery 
  • Annie Scarborough frpm Some Space discussing alcohol and it's affect on families and carers 
  • SHP discussing aftercare and ETE
  • Gareth Gallagher  discussing the importance of wellbeing and nutrition 
  • A talk by Sam Porter author of Alcohol Explained

It will last from 13:00 - 16:00.

 

Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 889 4971 2930

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All of the events will be held on Zoom. You can join with this link:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88949712930?pwd=eVdPUE1QV2VsOTZHOGdiczczMFlUdz09

Meeting ID: 889 4971 2930

Passcode: 387107

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