One Punch Can Kill

It's a hard hitting message St.Helens Council and its Community Safety Partners run to highlight the link between too much alcohol and potentially lethal consequences.

Police officers work closely with council CCTV operators to ensure residents stay safe.

St.Helens Council's cabinet member for community safety, councillor Lisa Preston said:

"Everyone enjoys a night out and no one wants to ruin the fun. But the actions of a small minority can ruin festivities for everyone. We want people to enjoy themselves while out in the town centre.

It's important to remember that alcohol affects us all in different ways and just one too many can turn a great night out into a tragedy."

Make it a night to remember for the right reasons! Here are some tips to keep you safe:

  • Don't drink on an empty stomach
  • Stay in control: The Chief Medical Officer recommends 2-3 units a day for men and women*
  • Think about alternating alcoholic drinks with soft drinks
  • Stay hydrated: drink water before you go out, and during the night
  • Don't leave your drinks unattended
  • Avoid trouble: alcohol can reduce your ability to think straight and affect the way you process information. Don't be drawn into arguments or problems, walk away!
  • Plan your night: tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to be back. Book a taxi before you go out and take the taxi firm's details

*a pint of lower-strength lager, beer or cider (ABV 3.6%) is 2 units
 a single shot (25ml) of spirits (ABV 40%) is 1 unit
 a standard glass (175ml) of red, white or rose wine (ABV 12%) is 2 units