Turning Point supports Public Health Suffolk’s ‘Don’t Bring the Pub Home’ campaign
Public Health Suffolk’s ‘Don’t Bring the Pub Home’ campaign is being supported by Turning Point’s Suffolk Recovery Network.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of parental alcohol misuse and has resulted in a series of short films that calls on parents to question their relationship with alcohol.
The films draw attention to the hidden harms of alcohol, not just the effect it has on parents but on their children too, and focus on the idea that ‘even good parents make bad decisions’.
Both videos can be found on the Healthy Suffolk website.
Ruth Croft, Youth and Engagement Manager at Turning Point’s Suffolk Recovery Network was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Suffolk about the campaign. She said we need to start having more open and honest conversations about alcohol misuse so that more people are aware of the support that is on offer.
Dave, whose real name was anonymised, told his story of how he was affected by alcohol misuse. He thanked Turning Point for the advice and support that helped him to overcome this, saying: ‘[Turning Point] were amazing. They sorted me out and made me a better person – thank you to Turning Point.’
The Suffolk Recovery Network is a drug and alcohol service for both adults and young people who are in need of support. Turning Point work closely with Iceni and Suffolk Family Carers across the county to ensure the right support is there when you need it. Support on offer includes Narcotics Anonymous, peer mentor group sessions, mindfulness and acupuncture therapy.