This 3-hour interactive workshop will help you support wellbeing among older adults, by increasing your understanding and knowledge of the impact that alcohol-related harm has on older individuals, others around them, and wider society.

You will learn about the different health effects alcohol can have on older people. The workshop will provide you with increased confidence and the tools to support people using your services and signpost them to further, specialised help.

What to expect

  • An exploration of the profound impact of alcohol-related harm on older adults, their immediate circles, and Scottish society
  • Valuable insights into the unique challenges faced by older adults in relation to alcohol consumption, understanding the nuanced health effects and age-specific problems
  • The opportunity to develop your understanding on support functions, local activities, and resources to support the older adults you work with

“I enjoyed the training, well delivered, knowledgeable and friendly.”

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the effect of alcohol on older adults and its impact on their health and wellbeing
  • Confidently work with and support older adults with an alcohol problem, ensuring a more compassionate and effective approach
  • Engage with support functions and local services

After the workshop, we will share:

  • All materials referenced, including reports and handbooks
  • Your certificate of participation

“Excellent training opportunity, lovely to have face to face training again. Very informative and knowledgeable trainers”.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop caters to the needs of professionals engaged in supporting older adults, including:

  • Healthcare Professionals: Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers
  • Sheltered Housing Staff: Individuals involved in managing and providing support in sheltered housing environments
  • Care Services: Professionals working in various care settings, ensuring you are equipped to address the unique challenges older adults face concerning alcohol-related issues

Upcoming sessions

There is currently no session planned.

Browse all upcoming training sessions on our Events page.


Get in touch for more information or to book a personalised session

Need something more personalised? All our training, other than licensing courses which follow national standards, can be customised to focus on particular aspects or to suit particular groups.

Can’t make it to Glasgow? Our team can travel across the country or deliver online sessions to bring our learning and development opportunities to you.


Call 0141 572 6700



The figures

> 1 in 5
people exceeded drinking guidelines in 2022