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Sinn Féin MLA launches Alcohol Awareness DVD

13 March, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Fein MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann launched an Alcohol Awareness DVD for sign language users today in the Long Gallery.

Speaking after the Launch the West Belfast MLA said:

 “Alcohol misuse is one of the many public health challenges we face. The links between alcohol misuse, mental health, suicide and self-harm are particularly concerning.

“That is why addressing the harm related to substance misuse remains a key priority for the Executive. We must ensure that everyone with a disability can enjoy equal rights and that they do not live with their life chances limited or constrained.

“This DVD is a great example of what is possible when public, voluntary and community organisations work together targeting specific issues, which impact people in a particular way.

“I commend the Deaf Association and the Public Health Agency for their contribution to this project.”

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