Are you a woman aged 40-65 living in the ACT?

Come be a part of the Ripple study – for you and for your community!

The science is clear – reducing the amount you drink can lower your risk of long-term health harms, such as breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

It can also elevate your mood, improve your concentration, and promote better sleep. This in turn can improve your productivity at work and relationships with family members and friends.

These are the positive effects that ripple outward — from improved individual health and vitality to benefits felt by those around you.

We have partnered with the Centre for Alcohol Policy and Research to conduct a study into ways to support women who drink alcohol and who would like to reduce the amount they drink.

We are looking for women aged between 40 and 65 from the ACT to take part in a trial called Ripple.

Your participation will generate the urgently needed evidence to help women in this age group to feel well and stay healthy.

The science is clear – reducing the amount you drink can lower your risk of long-term health harms, such as breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

It can also elevate your mood, improve your concentration, and promote better sleep. This in turn can improve your productivity at work and relationships with family members and friends.

These are the positive effects that ripple outward — from improved individual health and vitality to benefits felt by those around you.

We have partnered with the Centre for Alcohol Policy and Research to conduct a study into ways to support women who drink alcohol and who would like to reduce the amount they drink.

We are looking for women aged between 40 and 65 from the ACT to take part in a trial called Ripple.

Your participation will generate the urgently needed evidence to help women in this age group to feel well and stay healthy.

Participation is confidential and has been approved by the La Trobe University Research Ethics (HEC19338).

We will be asking you to complete several questions about your own alcohol consumption and reasons for drinking, as well as some general questions around health and wellbeing.

People who participate in this study will go in a draw to win one of 24 vouchers to spend at local ACT businesses such as spas, gourmet stores, and sustainable shops valued at $50, $100, and $250.

You can read more in the participant information statement here.

Participation is confidential and has been approved by the La Trobe University Research Ethics (HEC19338).

We will be asking you to complete several questions about your own alcohol consumption and reasons for drinking, as well as some general questions around health and wellbeing.

People who participate in this study will go in a draw to win one of 24 vouchers to spend at local ACT businesses such as spas, gourmet stores, and sustainable shops valued at $50, $100, and $250.

You can read more in the participant information statement here.

Participation is confidential and has been approved by the La Trobe University Research Ethics (HEC19338).

We will be asking you to complete several questions about your own alcohol consumption and reasons for drinking, as well as some general questions around health and wellbeing.

People who participate in this study will go in a draw to win one of 24 vouchers to spend at local ACT businesses such as spas, gourmet stores, and sustainable shops valued at $50, $100, and $250.

You can read more in the participant information statement here.

Who is conducting this study?

The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) at La Trobe University is a world-class academic unit at the forefront of alcohol research. Their work promotes and informs the development of evidence-based, effective alcohol policy in Australia and internationally.

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is a not-for-profit organisation working towards an Australia free from alcohol harms. We approach this through developing evidence-informed policy, enabling people-powered advocacy and delivering health promotion programs. Working with local communities, values-aligned organisations, health professionals, and researchers across the country, we strive to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Australia.

ACT Health undertakes a range of activities aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle choices and offers a range of settings-based initiatives in early childhood education, schools, workplaces, food outlets, and sporting clubs to improve the health and well-being of the ACT community. The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program aims to improve the health of Canberrans and minimize the risk of them developing chronic diseases.

About the Ripple project

How alcohol affects your health

Benefits of cutting back alcohol

Practical tips for cutting back

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