Beer goggles mark Alcohol Awareness Week

Staff from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust have been trying on beer goggles to mark alcohol awareness week, which runs until Sunday November 19.

Sandra Hardy, Families Case Manager/ ‘Support 4 Change’ Family Support Service lead, and Lydia Rice, Aspire Volunteer/ Mentor Coordinator, wore the special glasses to replicate the effects of drinking and to get visitors thinking about how alcohol affects their overall health.

The event was held in the Trust’s WellBean Coffee Lounge at Tickhill Road Hospital in Doncaster on November 14. Visitors had the opportunity to try the beer goggles for themselves and to complete a scratch card on safe drinking and pick up a piece of fruit for free.

Sandra said: “We are trying to engage people in a fun way to show that we are here to help without judgement.  We are raising awareness of the harm alcohol can do not only to the individual but also on their family and community.”

To talk to someone in confidence about your alcohol concerns, please visit Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service’s live chat at:  or ring 01302 730956.

Photo shows:  (left to right): Lydia Rice, Aspire Volunteer/ Mentor Coordinator and Sandra Hardy, Families Case Manager & ‘Support 4 Change’ Family Support Service lead