As we get older, alcohol has more of an impact on our health and wellbeing.

Changes in our lives and routines can lead us to drink more than we used to – and the health effects of alcohol can build up over the long term.

If you’re over 50 and have concerns about your drinking, or you’re worried about someone else, our helpline is for you. The Over 50’s Alcohol Helpline is run in partnership with Barod, We are With You, who are the lead organisation, and Inspire NI. Below, you can find the number to call and our opening hours or alternatively, you can book a phone or video appointment via the respective links.

Speak to someone

Call the over 50s helpline on 0808 801 0750

Our expert advisors are all trained, experienced alcohol workers. They can offer:

  • advice about alcohol’s impact on your health as you get older
  • tips for cutting down
  • help finding other support

The helpline is open:

  • Monday to Friday, midday to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm

 

Book an appointment

 

Chat to us online

If you’d rather not talk on the phone, we also have a webchat service offering instant text-based help. Just click on the ‘Chat now tab at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

We’re online:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm

You can still message us when we’re closed. We’ll get back to you as soon as we’re open again.

 

Is it confidential?

The Helpline is run in partnership by Barod, We Are With You  and Inspire NI. Everything you tell our team is confidential. We won’t share it with anyone else.

The only time this might change is if we have serious concerns about your own or someone else’s safety.

See more about how we protect your privacy.