We are not asking people to go "cold turkey" for a month, because we believe that permanently reducing alcohol consumption to safe levels is the best way to maintain a healthier lifestyle in the longer term.
We all know the benefits of cutting down like losing weight, sleeping better, having more energy, but do we really know how much harm we're inflicting on our bodies by drinking too much? We are asking you to challenge yourself to take an honest look at how much you drink and consider ways to reduce it, for good.
We will provide everyone who takes part a You, only better! kit with everything needed to make that change. Included will be a self-scoring questionnaire to see just how your drinking measures up against national guidelines, a drink diary to help you keep track of how much you are drinking and when you are drinking. There are also some hints and tips to keep motivated, plus and a few hard hitting facts and figures to remind you why you are making the change.
- How does it work?
There is a minimum contribution of £3 to cover the cost of the kit including post and packaging. We will then send you your kit so you can get started!
You may consider making a donation to help us towards our fundraising, or consider donating the money you saved by cutting down the booze during the first 4 weeks of the challenge. We have included some ‘just text’ cards for you to flash at your friends and family to text a donation instead of buying you that extra drink when you are out socialising. If you want to find out more click here.
- Is You,only better! right for me?
- We hope that by getting involved you will help SASS raise vital funds.
Most of us know someone; a partner, son, daughter, friend or a friend of a friend, who has been affected by alcohol misuse, and know how circumstances can sometimes lead to a destructive pattern of alcohol dependence. It may be a job loss, bereavement, escalating debt or depression, things that can happen to any of us at any time.
Help us to be there for those who find they cannot break the downward spiral, and desperately need our support to get their lives back on track.
Sheffield Alcohol Support Service (SASS) was established over 35 years ago to provide community alcohol services for Sheffield. We help by offering 1-2-1 support, counselling, structured recovery sessions, peer mentoring, clinical referral if necessary, and a recovery pathway tailored to each individual.
Although recent government led advertising campaigns have brought alcohol misuse out in to the open as something that can affect anyone, it is not easy to appreciate the full impact alcohol misuse can have on the lives of individuals and families whose lives can be utterly devastated. Ill health, unemployment, escalating debt and the loss of close relationships, including those between parents and children, are just some of the consequences. Not everyone is unfortunate enough to have such a destructive relationship with alcohol, however there are 42,000 people in Sheffield alone who are drinking at harmful and dependent levels.
By getting involved you will not only be improving your own well-being, you will be helping us raise vital funds and bring this growing problem out into the open.
If you want find out more click here.
- Get the pack
If none of the pre-selected amounts suit your needs you can press the donate button below and choose the amount you would like to donate, by doing this we will send out a You, only better pack.
The donation needs to meets the minimum of £4 to cover the printing and P&P.
- Contact us
Anyother questions or if you are unsure if the pack is right for you. Feel free to contact us below.