Alcohol Concern is proud of the work it does with young people on alcohol issues. This is a group of people who feel the effects of alcohol harms just as much as adults, but often don’t have their voices heard.
Alcohol Concern set up the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council (YAAC). It’s a group of young people from across the country who are working to review alcohol advertising to see whether it is targeting under-18s and reports circumstances where it feels that the rules have been breached.
The charity also launched the campaign It’s The Drink Talking, which has been designed to support young people aged 13-24 across England and Wales. It actively involves young people, giving them the chance to have their say on alcohol and how it affects them. You can find out more about It’s The Drink Talking here.
The Youth Alcohol Summit was first held in February 2014 and there are more to come in the future. The idea is to bring children and young people together from all over the country to try and tackle the impact of alcohol in their local areas, with the intention of calling on policymakers to start making changes. The summit is part of the It’s The Drink Talking project and gives young people the opportunity to actively try and influence change by highlighting how current policies affect them.