Alcohol Awareness – Supporting the over 50s – Day One

The first of two modules that make up the ‘Alcohol Awareness: Supporting the Over 50s’ course, covering all you need to know about alcohol awareness and volunteering with the over 50s.

This module is designed for individuals who have a supporting role as a peer/volunteer or those who are family members/carer/befrienders of people who are over 50.

The training allows participants to consider and practise how to recognise and respond to alcohol use in the over 50s. During the training, participants will consider attitudes and beliefs in relation to alcohol in the over 50s, explore the concept of alcohol and discuss the current unit guidelines for males and females.

The learning and development will ask participants to consider the changes older adults may face in later life and the implications of such changes.

Participants will discuss the impact of alcohol on over 50s and begin to recognise the signs and symptoms of alcohol use. During the session, participants will discuss and practise how to respond to over 50s who may require support in relation to their alcohol use.

Completion of this module is a prerequisite of being able to attend the following Day Two of ‘Alcohol Awareness – Supporting the Over 50s’.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • discuss and examine the concept of alcohol and related issues
  • examine and consider alcohol use in relation to the over 50s
  • respond to alcohol use in the over 50s.

Aimed At

Peers, volunteers, carers and people who support the over 50s.


Free within Scotland, please contact Catharine Forrest at to register your interest.


One day