Ways to help
Ways we can help ourselves
Living with alcoholism 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.
- Visit Nacoa.org.uk for information, advice and support
- Talk to someone you trust
- Call the Nacoa helpline 0800 358 3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Talk to others in similar situations
- Keep a journal or write a letter. You can email it to Nacoa too if you like.
- Try to keep doing things you enjoy. It can help you forget about problems at home for a while.
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 #COAWeek2019 and mention @nacoauk.
- COA Week Poster
- 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.
- Download Nacoa’s Information for Teachers
- Download and display the COA Week Poster
- Invite a Nacoa volunteer speaker to give a school assembly
- Download Nacoa’s Information for Professionals