HPAC - Health Improvement Resource Service, NHS Forth Valley

What is COUNT14?      

Research has found that people are aware that there are guidelines on drinking alcohol and some of the health impacts of drinking over the guidelines regularly, however, knowledge on the detail of the guidelines, including translating units into drinks is limited. 

A major part of this campaign is making sure that people understand what 14 units means in terms of actual alcohol servings.

Featured Resources

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6 pints is 14 units - A3 poster

To keep your risks from alcohol low, it is recommended that you drink no more than 14 units a week, spread over at least 3 days.  How does your drinking add up?

For the risks and info visit - https://www.count14.scot/

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7 double measures of spirits is 14 units - A3 poster

To keep your risks from alcohol low, it is recommended that you drink no more than 14 units a week, spread over at least 3 days.  How does your drinking add up?

For the risks and info visit - https://www.count14.scot/

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6 glasses of wine is 14 units - A3 poster

To keep your risks from alcohol low, it is recommended that you drink no more than 14 units a week, spread over at least 3 days.  How does your drinking add up?

For the risks and info visit - https://www.count14.scot/

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Unit Measure Guide

Plastic measuring cup for alcohol units.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Digital Bookshelf

NHS Forth Valley Health Promotion Service is pleased to announce access to a new digital bookshelf where you can read, download, listen to an audio file or forward a guide to friends and family to support mental health and wellbeing.  There are 22 guides in the series covering various topics, examples include Anxiety, Depression and Low Mood, Eating Disorders, Self Harm and Stress among others. Please visit the bookshelf for further information.

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Bereavement films for professionals

The NES Supporting Scottish Grief and Bereavement Care workstream aims to support the delivery of safe, effective and person-centred care which is provided, before, at and after death, to those who are at the end of life and to the bereaved, within a culture of support for staff health, wellbeing and resilience

Discussing dying is something most of us shy away from. The potential discomfort is not just in the patient’s mind - it’s also likely to be in the minds of the professionals who are looking after them. This video aims to help healthcare professionals discuss dying openly and honestly with their patients.

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What's New

NHS Forth Valley HPAC Catalogue

Welcome to HIRS online ordering system. To get started click on the 'Login/Register' button in the top right hand corner of this page and follow the on-screen introduction. Once you have registered you will be able to choose from our wide range of borrowable resources and place orders for free leaflets, posters and condoms.

Review your favourite resource  Did you know that you can complete an online review of your chosen resource and share your view with other users? Follow the Write an online review link in the item's record, it only takes a few minutes.

HIRS Info

Visiting HIRS

You can visit the HIRS Library to view the resources during our Look‘n’Book sessions at the following times:

Tuesday: 1.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

If you cannot visit at one of the Look‘n’Book times you can make an appointment but please do not just turn up at our premises as there will be no-one to see you outwith arranged times.