“A new film that will raise awareness in young people of the potential damage caused by drinking alcohol when pregnant will premiere online on Thursday 24 June at 2pm.

The film, titled Birthday, is a collaboration between The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and Oldham Theatre Workshop.

Drawing on the real life experiences of families affected, it aims to make young people more aware of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant. These include a range of potential harms to the unborn child. Known as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), these can result in damage to the heart, kidneys and bones, learning difficulties, and symptoms similar to autism and attention deficit disorder.

This knowledge will help teenagers make more informed decisions around alcohol use both now and in the future, reducing the risks of these harms in both planned and unplanned pregnancies.”

Learn more from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (UK; June 2021)

Find more about the Launch of Birthday

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