An NIHR School for Public Health Research and UCL Centre for Behaviour Change event.
This event brought together researchers and practitioners in the field of excessive alcohol consumption reduction. Various speakers (from different institutions) discussed the latest research evidence and research evidence gaps. This was followed by a lively debate in the networking reception.
Speakers at the event:
- Prof. Bernie Hannigan (PHE)
- Dr John Holmes (ScHARR)
- Prof. Matt Hickmann (University of Bristol)
- Dr Jamie Brown (UCL)
- Dr Gautam Mehta (UCLH)
- Prof. Eileen Kaner (FUSE)
Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology and her team at UCL, have developed a new type of app to tackle excessive alcohol consumption, a major societal and public health challenge.
This is the first app that uses evidence and theory from the fields of behavioural science and addiction to help support users in reducing their alcohol consumption.
Drink Less is a super-easy to use app that allows you to keep track of how much you drink, set goals to drink less, get feedback on whether what you’re doing is working and access some unique and fun ways of changing your attitude towards alcohol. Try it here!
– Keep track of your drinking and see how it changes over time
– Set goals for the targets that matter to you and get feedback on your progress towards them
– Complete a daily mood diary so you can better understand the effects of your hangover
– Play games designed to strengthen your resolve to drink less alcohol
– Create plans for dealing with situations when you may be tempted to drink excessively
– Take part in exercises designed to change your relationship with alcohol
Screenshot of the app in action.
Easy to select beverage options and view your progress.
Drink Less has been created by a team of psychologists at University College London; who’re researching what techniques help people reduce their consumption of alcohol. You can use the app fully without taking part in the study and you can opt-out of it at any time. But if you do participate you’ll be helping understand how to help more people drink less.