Go Alcohol Free
No Risk of FASD

Drinking any alcohol can cause difficulties during your pregnancy. These could result in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a lifelong disability for your child. There is no safe time or safe amount of alcohol to drink when pregnant.

Take part in #DRYMESTER and keep your baby safe.

What is #Drymester ?

#DRYMESTER is a new health awareness campaign for Greater Manchester, highlighting the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the impact of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

#DRYMESTER encourages pregnant women or those planning pregnancy to make every trimester a #DRYMESTER and go alcohol free for the entire nine months of pregnancy.

Mums-to-be can nominate partners, family and friends to get involved and join them in one alcohol free trimester each.

Take on the #DRYMESTER challenge. Together we can create more healthy pregnancies and help reduce the risks of FASD.

What is drymester?
Make the Pledge

Make the Pledge

Take part in #DRYMESTER. Get your starter pack and social media images now.

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Facts of FASD

Facts of FASD

Learn more about Foetal Alchol Spectrum Disorder

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How to get involved

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  • Additional Services
Going alcohol free during pregnancy isn’t always easy.

Book an appointment with your midwife or GP to discuss going alcohol free safely. Alternatively contact one of our nearby specialist services or view support information below to find the right support plan for you.

If you suffer from symptoms such as shaking, sweating or feeling sick and anxious before the first drink of the day, then you should seek medical advice before stopping drinking completely. It can be very dangerous to stop drinking without informed advice and support.

Alcohol Services in Your Area

Tameside

Tameside

All Ages

Change Grow Live (CGL) - My Recovery Tameside

T: 0161 672 9420

E: Tameside.Referrals@cgl.org.uk


Bolton

Bolton

Ages 18+

Achieve Bolton

T: 01204 483 090

E: gmmh-ft.achieve.referrals@nhs.uk

Under 18's

Bolton 360° Substance Misuse Service for Young People & Families

T: 01204 337 330

E: ALWCH.360info@nhs.net


Bury

Bury

Ages 18+

One Recovery Bury

T: 0161 253 6488

E: bury@onerecovery.org.uk

Under 18's

Early Break

T: 0161 723 3880

E: info@earlybreak.co.uk


Manchester

Manchester

Ages 18+

Change Grow Live (CGL) Manchester

T: 0161 226 5526

Under 18's

Change Grow Live (CGL) Manchester

T: 0161 226 5526


Oldham

Oldham

Ages 18+

Turning Point – Rochdale and Oldham Recovery (ROAR)

T: 0300 555 0234

E: ROARreferrals@turning-point.co.uk

Under 18's

Positive Steps

T: 0161 621 9400

E: oasis@positive-steps.org.uk


Rochdale

Rochdale

Ages 18+

Turning Point – Rochdale and Oldham Recovery (ROAR)

T: 0300 555 0234

E: ROARreferrals@turning-point.co.uk

Under 18's

Early Break

T: 0161 723 3880

E: info@earlybreak.co.uk


Salford

Salford

Ages 18+

Achieve Salford (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust)

T: 0161 358 1530

E: gmmh-ft.achieve.referrals@nhs.uk

Under 18's

Early Break

T: 0161 723 3880

E: info@earlybreak.co.uk


Wigan

Wigan

Ages 18+

HealthyRoutes

T: 01942 489 012


Addaction

T: 01942 487 578

Under 25's

Addaction

T: 01942 487 578


Stockport

Stockport

Ages 26+

Pathfinder (Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust) / Stockport Triage, Assessment & Referral Team (START)

T: 0161 474 3141

E: START@stockport.gov.uk


Change Grow Live (CGL) Stockport

T: 0161 474 1343

25's and Under

MOSAIC (Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service)

T: 0161 218 1100

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If you have any questions or comments about this campaign, you can contact the #DRYMESTER team at info@drymester.org.uk

If you've been affected by any of the information here and would like specialist help or support, get in touch with one of these dedicated services:


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