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COA Week 2020

10-16 February 2020

Children of Alcoholics Week is a campaign to raise awareness of children affected by
parental alcohol problems. We want everyone to know they are not
alone, and that help and support is available.

Some mums and dads drink too much

Imagine coming home from school and dreading what you might find. Imagine having no friends because you’re too embarrassed to bring them home in case Mum or Dad are drunk, or worse. Imagine living in a home full of fear and having no one to turn to because everyone denies there’s a problem.

Some mums and dads drink too much

Imagine coming home from school and dreading what you might find. Imagine having no friends because you’re too embarrassed to bring them home in case Mum or Dad are drunk, or worse. Imagine living in a home full of fear and having no one to turn to because everyone denies there’s a
problem.

Get involved

Events for COA Week 2020

Get social

Post on social media with the hash tag #COAWeek2020 and mention @NacoaUK.
Add details of COA Week to your email signature

Celebrity Support

“If I’d known there was someone I could talk to, it would have helped me understand and cope with my dad’s drinking. I want today’s kids and young people to know they are not alone; there are people and places that can help you to live a better life even if your parent continues to drink.”

Calum Best, Nacoa Patron

COA Week is celebrated internationally each year during the week in which Valentine’s Day falls

In the UK, COA Week is led by the charity Nacoa who provide year-round support. Please join us in our 10th year celebrating COA Week in the UK. Together we can increase awareness of this hidden problem and the support available.

You can help children of all ages know they are not alone.

There are organisations holding
COA Week activities:

Volunteer

There are many volunteering roles at Nacoa or see do-it.org.uk for other opportunities in your area

Spread the word

Print and display the COA Week poster to raise awareness of the problem and sources of help available

Fundraise

Organise a fundraising event like a cake sale or a challenge event

Are you holding an event to celebrate COA Week?