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[Alcohol Action Ireland] Students call time on binge drinking and decide to set a good example. (23 Feb 2015)

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Event: Launch of National Student Alcohol Awareness Roadshow ‘Mental Drinking’

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will on Monday launch a new phase of its alcohol awareness campaign, ‘mentaldrinking.ie’.

The information initiative, in conjunction with Alcohol Action Ireland, which is funded by the Health Service Executive, aims to explain clearly the link between binge drinking and mental ill-health, and to encourage students, particularly those who may be older brothers and sisters, to set a good role model for the younger generations coming up behind them.

The ‘Mental Drinking’ Roadshow will travel to colleges throughout Ireland this week with merchandise and information packs for students, starting in University College Cork on Monday.

The USI broke its links with the alcohol industry last year and Greg O’Donoghue, USI Vice President for Welfare, said that this independence has been vital for a genuine and credible alcohol awareness campaign among students.

“We present no-holds-barred information, based on the best research, to students, so they can protect themselves from the industry’s marketing hype and unpick the conflicting messages which float around about alcohol,” said Mr O’Donoghue.

“We make it clear in our campaign that there can be a damaging impact for both the short and long-term mental health of young people when they binge drink and that drinking to excess on a regular basis can ultimately harm the development and potential of a young person, in terms of their education and many other important aspects of their life. It’s simply not worth it.

“From a mental health perspective, it’s also important that students are aware that of the many suicides which traumatise and devastate the student community each year, a huge number of them have a link to alcohol,” said Mr O’Donoghue.

- See more at: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/students-call-time-on-binge-drinking-and-decide-to-set-a-good-example/#sthash.xBzR0qpa.dpuf

Event: Launch of National Student Alcohol Awareness Roadshow ‘Mental Drinking’

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will on Monday launch a new phase of its alcohol awareness campaign, ‘mentaldrinking.ie’.

The information initiative, in conjunction with Alcohol Action Ireland, which is funded by the Health Service Executive, aims to explain clearly the link between binge drinking and mental ill-health, and to encourage students, particularly those who may be older brothers and sisters, to set a good role model for the younger generations coming up behind them.

The ‘Mental Drinking’ Roadshow will travel to colleges throughout Ireland this week with merchandise and information packs for students, starting in University College Cork on Monday.

The USI broke its links with the alcohol industry last year and Greg O’Donoghue, USI Vice President for Welfare, said that this independence has been vital for a genuine and credible alcohol awareness campaign among students.

“We present no-holds-barred information, based on the best research, to students, so they can protect themselves from the industry’s marketing hype and unpick the conflicting messages which float around about alcohol,” said Mr O’Donoghue.

“We make it clear in our campaign that there can be a damaging impact for both the short and long-term mental health of young people when they binge drink and that drinking to excess on a regular basis can ultimately harm the development and potential of a young person, in terms of their education and many other important aspects of their life. It’s simply not worth it.

“From a mental health perspective, it’s also important that students are aware that of the many suicides which traumatise and devastate the student community each year, a huge number of them have a link to alcohol,” said Mr O’Donoghue.

- See more at: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/students-call-time-on-binge-drinking-and-decide-to-set-a-good-example/#sthash.xBzR0qpa.dpuf

Event: Launch of National Student Alcohol Awareness Roadshow ‘Mental Drinking’

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will on Monday launch a new phase of its alcohol awareness campaign, ‘mentaldrinking.ie’.

The information initiative, in conjunction with Alcohol Action Ireland, which is funded by the Health Service Executive, aims to explain clearly the link between binge drinking and mental ill-health, and to encourage students, particularly those who may be older brothers and sisters, to set a good role model for the younger generations coming up behind them.

The ‘Mental Drinking’ Roadshow will travel to colleges throughout Ireland this week with merchandise and information packs for students, starting in University College Cork on Monday.

The USI broke its links with the alcohol industry last year and Greg O’Donoghue, USI Vice President for Welfare, said that this independence has been vital for a genuine and credible alcohol awareness campaign among students.

“We present no-holds-barred information, based on the best research, to students, so they can protect themselves from the industry’s marketing hype and unpick the conflicting messages which float around about alcohol,” said Mr O’Donoghue.

“We make it clear in our campaign that there can be a damaging impact for both the short and long-term mental health of young people when they binge drink and that drinking to excess on a regular basis can ultimately harm the development and potential of a young person, in terms of their education and many other important aspects of their life. It’s simply not worth it.

“From a mental health perspective, it’s also important that students are aware that of the many suicides which traumatise and devastate the student community each year, a huge number of them have a link to alcohol,” said Mr O’Donoghue.

- See more at: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/students-call-time-on-binge-drinking-and-decide-to-set-a-good-example/#sthash.xBzR0qpa.dpuf

Event: Launch of National Student Alcohol Awareness Roadshow ‘Mental Drinking’

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will on Monday launch a new phase of its alcohol awareness campaign, ‘mentaldrinking.ie’.

The information initiative, in conjunction with Alcohol Action Ireland, which is funded by the Health Service Executive, aims to explain clearly the link between binge drinking and mental ill-health, and to encourage students, particularly those who may be older brothers and sisters, to set a good role model for the younger generations coming up behind them.

The ‘Mental Drinking’ Roadshow will travel to colleges throughout Ireland this week with merchandise and information packs for students, starting in University College Cork on Monday.

The USI broke its links with the alcohol industry last year and Greg O’Donoghue, USI Vice President for Welfare, said that this independence has been vital for a genuine and credible alcohol awareness campaign among students.

“We present no-holds-barred information, based on the best research, to students, so they can protect themselves from the industry’s marketing hype and unpick the conflicting messages which float around about alcohol,” said Mr O’Donoghue.

“We make it clear in our campaign that there can be a damaging impact for both the short and long-term mental health of young people when they binge drink and that drinking to excess on a regular basis can ultimately harm the development and potential of a young person, in terms of their education and many other important aspects of their life. It’s simply not worth it.

“From a mental health perspective, it’s also important that students are aware that of the many suicides which traumatise and devastate the student community each year, a huge number of them have a link to alcohol,” said Mr O’Donoghue.

- See more at: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/students-call-time-on-binge-drinking-and-decide-to-set-a-good-example/#sthash.xBzR0qpa.dpufv
Event: Launch of National Student Alcohol Awareness Roadshow ‘Mental Drinking’ - See more at: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/students-call-time-on-binge-drinking-and-decide-to-set-a-good-example/#sthash.xBzR0qpa.dpuf

Launch of the National Student Alcohol Awareness Roadshow ' Mental drinking'.

Item Type:News
Source:Alcohol Action Ireland
Date:23 February 2015
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
T Demographic characteristics > Undergraduate or graduate student
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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