Explore Dry January & Feelgood February 2023

5th January 2023

Each year the Drug & Alcohol Connections service encourage everyone to consider the benefits of reducing or abstaining from alcohol in their ‘Dry January Feel Good February’ campaign.

In early 2023 the Connections Team are offering a variety of FREE educational, networking and wellbeing events throughout the campaign.

If you’re thinking of reviewing your alcohol use then check out the digital pack which contains interactive tools to increase your understanding and some tips and ideas if you’d like to take part in Dry January.  If you choose to give up alcohol altogether for the month of January, you can also make use of the Try Dry app from Alcohol Change UK.

There is also a whole programme of events in-person and online throughout January and February, which are open to everyone including:

  • 2 Regional “Alcohol and I, Inspiration Influence and Impact” events exploring the impact of alcohol harm on children and families. There will be guest speakers and panel discussions on this “hidden harm” and the opportunity to meet service providers who can help.
  • Online yoga, mindfulness, cooking classes, fitness classes, music events and more. Scroll down this page for more information and to register.

In February there will also be a lunchtime workshop for Belfast Trust staff on Managing Anxiety and Improving Wellbeing.  Delivered by the Trust Health Improvement Team in partnership with the Belfast Drug & Alcohol Connections Service this event will explore what happens in our bodies when we become anxious, how alcohol affects anxiety along with tips and techniques to cope.

The event will take place via MS Teams from 1pm – 2pm on Tuesday 21st February and you can register to attend here.

The Trust’s BWell website also features useful information on alcohol including a unit calculator and further sources of support.