HSE Drug & Alcohol Services, Cork Local & Southern Regional Drug & Local Task Force has responsibility for developing a strategic, locally based response to substance misuse in Cork, Co. Cork and Kerry. We have drug & alcohol services located in local communities, towns and voluntary agencies throughout the region to support individuals affected by substance misuse. Drug Task Forces now have the responsibility of Alcohol added to their brief. We hope to highlight this addition of alcohol by organising this event to support the “Hello Sunday Morning” initiative.
“Hello Sunday Morning” encourages individuals to look at changing the pattern of their drinking by taking a break from alcohol & incentivising that break with goals e.g taking up running/exercise – further details www.hellosundaymorning.org
This race is also supported by Healthy Ireland. Healthy Ireland is the national framework for action to improve the health and well-being of our country over the coming generation. Based on international evidence, it outlines a new commitment to public health with a considerable emphasis on prevention, while at the same time advocating for stronger health systems.
We are also hoping to highlight to the general public all the services available across the region regarding substance misuse as part of raising drug & alcohol awareness.