Young People and Alcohol
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Our Health Improvement Team work closely with a number of agencies and organisations such as the Police, local authority, schools and colleges, to plan and support projects and initiatives preventing alcohol misuse amongst young people in Telford and Wrekin.
This involves the delivery of a range of fun and interactive sessions, activities and displays encouraging young people and their parents or carers to adopt healthy drinking behaviours.
- In Telford and Wrekin, 26% of boys and 21% of girls aged 11 to 15 years report drinking at least one alcoholic drink a week. This is significantly higher than the national average of 22%.
- It is also reported that a third of young men and a quarter of young women aged 18 to 24 years are exceeding safe limits for weekly alcohol consumption.
For further information about the work of our Health Improvement Team and how they can support you to promote safe and sensible drinking, please us on 01952 382 582