Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) Course
Why do this course?
The course will enable you to learn more about alcohol and how it can impact on your client’s wellbeing. It will provide you with a range of tools to talk to your clients about their alcohol use, and where necessary, offer them tips about how to reduce their drinking.
IBA stands for Identification and Brief Advice. It is an evidence based way of helping many of those drinking over the recommended guidelines to reduce their alcohol intake. It is simple, structured advice which raises awareness around harmful drinking patterns and the associated effects, particularly among increasing and higher risk drinkers.
The training is validated by the World Health Organisation, which show that five minutes of structured, motivational advice is effective in reducing health risks from alcohol in 1 in 8 recipients
Who should attend this course?
This training is available to anyone who has face-to-face contact with adults in East Sussex, whether as part of their job or voluntary work.
During the 3 hour training session you will learn more about alcohol and it’s impact, learn how to identify risky drinkers using screening tools, raising concerns and offering brief structured advice and signposting for treatment
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- initiate discussions about drinking behaviour and respond to individuals who express concern about their drinking levels
- Use the AUDIT screening tool to identify those:
- drinking at levels that incur risk and may respond to brief advice
- may be dependent drinkers needing referral for specialist help
- provide accurate information and feedback about the risks associated with current alcohol use
- check the individual’s understanding of the impact of their drinking behaviour and whether they want to change this behaviour
- provide a menu of alternative strategies for changing drinking behaviour, including specialist help for those with possible alcohol dependence and/or serious alcohol related problems
- provide relevant supplementary information material and signpost local specialist services if the individual wishes to seek further help
|Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings||15th September 2015||9.30 – 12.30|
|Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings||30th September 2015||9.30 – 12.30|
|East Sussex Disability Association – Eastbourne||6th October 2015||9.30 – 12.30|
|Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings||10th November 2015||9.30 – 12.30|
|Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings||24th November 2015||9.30 – 12.30|
|East Sussex Disability Association – Eastbourne||25th November 2015||9.30 – 12.30|
|Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings||2nd December 2015||9.30 – 12.30|
|Hastings Voluntary Action -Hastings||8th December 2015||9.30 – 12.30|
How to Apply
The training can be delivered as a bespoke ‘in-house’ session which is tailored to the specific requirements of a team or organisation, or an individual can book themselves on to one of the pre-arranged training sessions which will be taking place in various locations throughout East Sussex (see above).
Telephone Lynne on 01323 433162
Course attendance is free. Non-attendance or cancellation within 5 working days will incur a £50 charge.