Men, Alcohol & Health: Seminar Series III

24th Jan 2020

men and alcohol bannerThis is the third of a four-part seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and IAS (Institute of Alcohol Studies) to discuss issues relating to men and alcohol. At this session, three invited experts will discuss the following questions: 

  • What role does alcohol play in men’s mental health?

  • How is men’s physical health affected by alcohol?

  • How can we increase awareness about the health related harms of drinking alcohol?

These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

'Stand up and tell me your story': Launch of new SHAAP report

4th Feb 2020
'Stand up and tell me your story': Launch of new SHAAP report

SHAAP invites you to attend the launch of our new report showcasing research into the meanings of lived and living experience for alcohol and drug policy, on Tuesday 4th February at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 12:30 - 14:00.
This is a FREE event with sandwich lunch provided, and will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, health professionals, support staff and people with their own lived experience.

Alcohol Occasionals 2020 - NEW PROGRAMME

20th Feb 2020
Alcohol Occasionals 2020 - NEW PROGRAMME

Talk title: Relationship to alcohol through the lifespan in a Scottish island community

Speaker: Heather Still, Drug & Alcohol Researcher, Arran Community and Voluntary Service

Men and Alcohol: Seminar Series IV

20th Mar 2020

men and alcohol bannerMen & Alcohol: what's next? This is the fourth and final event in the 'Men & Alcohol' seminar series co-hosted by SHAAP and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS). An expert panel will discuss the following questions:

  •  How will men be affected by alcohol in the future?
  • How can alcohol related harms to men be prevented or reduced?

  • How do we strike a balance between state intervention and individual responsibility?

These events will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, activists, and media representatives to discuss critically topics related to men and alcohol use. The intention is to stimulate thinking, challenge some attitudes and perceptions, and to think about future research and policy priorities. A summary of the discussions from the seminars will be collated into a report, which will be disseminated after the events. This series follows the women and alcohol seminar series held in 2017, the report for which can be found here.

Alcohol Occasionals 2020 - NEW PROGRAMME

26th Mar 2020
Alcohol Occasionals 2020 - NEW PROGRAMME

Talk title: Foetal Health - FASD support service in Ayrshire & Arran

Speakers: Dr Jennifer Shields, Principal Clinical Pyschologist (FAAST) & Dr Sarah Brown, Consultant Paediatrician

'Alcohol Occasionals' 2020 Programme

30th Apr 2020
'Alcohol Occasionals' 2020 Programme

Talk title: Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland: A qualitative study of children and young people’s own drinking and related behaviour

Speakers: Dr Briege Nugent & Ian Clark, Director of Iconic Consulting

Alcohol Occasionals 2020

21st May 2020
Alcohol Occasionals 2020

Talk title: ‘A couple of nights a week I might have a couple of bottles of ale’: the normalisation of alcohol consumption by older drinkers

Speaker: Brendan Gough, Professor of Social Pyschology, Leeds Beckett University

'Alcohol Occasionals' 2020 Programme

11th Jun 2020
'Alcohol Occasionals' 2020 Programme

Talk title: Problematic substance use in later life

Speaker: Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Work, Strathclyde University