Young people told Public Health that it’s really important to ensure alcohol
messages can be heard by everyone and that some communities in Dudley borough are
getting these messages due to things like; cultural beliefs, language barriers or
understanding. So a group of young people took on the challenge to work with us,
arts approach, to design messages about alcohol awareness across cultures. Resulting
‘Which path will you choose?’
The group took part in a range of arts activities which included scenario planning,
jewellery making and bottle art –young people were given empty alcohol bottles and
them from rubbish to something reusable. This took into account other interests the
people had about recycling and looking after the environment.
The group also shared what they knew and understood about key health information
alcohol units, sensible consumption and the risks associated with drinking too much.
ensured that any messages and practice did not conflict with religious and cultural
Finally the group used graffiti as their main creative expression. A graffiti artists
with the young people, teaching techniques and skills needed to create both
pieces using graffiti pens whilst developing alcohol awareness messages which could
shared with others.