Project Overview

Would you be interested in hearing more about how alcohol impacts on our everyday lives, our bodies, and our wellbeing?

The Development & Training Officers can cover a variety of issues depending on the needs of your individual group.  All awareness sessions are interactive and include real life and thought provoking examples of the effects of alcohol.


Did you know it is advised that in order to keep health risks from alcohol to a low level it is not recommended to regularly drink more than 14 units per week?


One pint of cider contains 210 calories, meaning if you drink two pints you will have consumed roughly the same amount as a take-away quarter pound burger.


For people taking warfarin and ingesting a few drinks in one sitting the anticlotting effects may be stronger than necessary for medical purposes, placing these people at risk for increased bleeding.

Mid Ulster Project

Some of the Taking the Initiative Young Community

Champions working with the Fixers NI team and

Ita McErlean D&T Officer. Setting the scene for their film clip.

Watch this space for the launch of the broadcast!


Coleraine & South Antrim

Our Development & Training Officers

Tommie Linton MBE & Tracy Bell are currently

delivering Alcohol Awareness Level 1 training.


North Antrim Area


In the North Antrim area, Taking the Initiative

has an exciting youth projected by network members

Hugh and Gordon Elliott.