A DROP-IN event where people can explore alcohol-free activities is to be held as part of Alcohol Awareness Week [November 15-21].

The free and family friendly event aims to share tips and advice on how to be more mindful of your alcohol intake and how you could achieve a healthier relationship with alcohol.

The afternoon will include a mocktail bar, information stands, activities to keep kids entertained, and yoga sessions to help visitors explore different ways of relaxing.

Neil Kerr, Independent Chair of the East Ayrshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership, said: “Our experiences during lockdown have all been very different. It could be that drinking alcohol may have helped some people cope with feelings of loneliness, isolation and stress, but our drinking habits could have changed adversely as a result.

“This year we wanted to share some ideas that are easy to incorporate into our lives, and will help reduce the amount we are drinking. ”

The event is on Saturday, November 20 from 12pm-3pm at Celebrate Kilmarnock.

For more, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mocktails-and-mindfulness-tickets-199102008467.