With You launched an Over 50s Alcohol Helpline which provides advice and support to individuals aged over 50, concerned others, and professionals, who are worried about their own or someone else’s drinking.
The Over 50s Alcohol Helpline now offers an enhanced service for individuals who are considering making changes to their alcohol use. Our enhanced service provision offers callers up to 4 additional appointments, during which time Helpline alcohol advisors use evidenced based interventions to support callers to achieve their goals.
This service is available 7 days a week. The Helpline is open Monday to Friday 12pm – 8pm and 10am to 4pm at weekends. The freephone number to call is 0808 801 0750. To make an online booking for a phone call or video chat, over 50’s, concerned others, and professionals, can access appointments slots by visiting the With You website.
There is also an Over 50s alcohol health check on the With You website which GP’s may wish to encourage individuals to utilise as it offers a simple overview of risk and how alcohol impacts on health. This tool offers tailored advice for staying healthy as individuals get older.