During Dry January, the iHV is delighted to share two updated Good Practice Points (providing up-to-date evidence and references for our members) to reduce alcohol-related harm:

  • GPP – Reducing alcohol harm: Early intervention and prevention
    • Health visitors are well-placed to offer early intervention and support to reduce alcohol-related harm, and ideally placed to have meaningful conversations with parents about their level of alcohol use.
  • GPP – Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
    • Health visitors can be influential in changing drinking behaviour and in helping to reduce the incidence of alcohol-exposed pregnancies.

The launch of these GPPs coincides with Dry January which is the UK’s one-month booze-free challenge that helps millions reset their relationship with alcohol every year.

Please note that these GPPs are available to iHV members only. If you are not a member, please join us to gain access to all our resources.

Voices blog

In support of these updated GPPs and Dry January, we are delighted to share a Voices blog to support health visitors’ important work to reduce alcohol-related harm: