Ways to help

Ways we can help ourselves

Living with alcohol problems can be stressful. It is important to take care of yourself. Try not to bottle up your feelings. Sharing your feelings isn’t being disloyal to your family. It can help you to feel less alone.

Ways we can help others

  • Be someone people can talk to. Simply listening does make a difference
  • Print and display the COA Week poster to raise awareness of the problem and sources of help available
  • Post on social media with the hash tag #COAWeek2024 and mention @nacoauk
  • Add details of COA Week to your email signature
  • Organise a fundraising event like a cake sale, download the charity single or make a donation to Nacoa
  • Consider volunteering – there are many volunteering roles at Nacoa or see doit.org.uk for other opportunities in your area

Ways we can help in schools and colleges

Throughout classrooms across the UK there will be children carrying the burden of someone else’s drinking. This week is an opportunity to learn more about the issue and ways you can provide support for these students.