The Health Innovation Network is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for south London, one of 15 AHSNs across England. We work across a huge range of health and care services through each of our clinical and innovation themes, to transform care in diabetes, musculoskeletal disease, alcohol and dementia, to accelerate digital health update into the NHS, and we’re passionate about education. HIN acts as a catalyst of change – identifying, adopting and spreading innovation across the health and care system in South London.
This project was funded by a small grant made available through the HIN from Health Education England working across South London (HESL), with the purpose of funding an educational resource to dispel stigma and myths about those who misuse alcohol. A collaboration was established with King’s College London (KCL) and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) in order to carry out this two phased project. A competition was run for local south London film schools, in order to engage the local community in this subject matter. Service users advised the competition entrants, and featured in all three shortlisted films. These were judged by a panel of experts and the winning prize went to Dasha Shevchenko of Roehampton University, whose film was taken forward for this training pack. The HIN then worked with colleagues at KCL and SLaM to produce and test the accompanying training materials and use local and national opportunities to disseminate the final training pack.
Please see this information sheet for more information and recommended reading about alcohol and stigma.