News & Events
Funding of 6 Million to children of alcoholics
Such amazing news for all children of alcoholics,. Government announced on 23rd April 2018 that they'll be joint funding 6 million pounds to support children of alcoholics. This has come after years of children being without support. NACOA work tirelessly to help those affected and have been instrumental in getting this awareness to this point.
I shared some of my experience with Good Morning Britain, you can watch it here.
New Support to help children of alcoholics (COA)
On 23rd April 2018 we found out that new plans announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt will help identify at-risk children more quickly, and provide them with rapid access to support and advice.
The package of measures is backed by £6 million in joint funding from the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Work and Pensions. Read more
How to help a family member with an addiction - 22nd March 2018
This article written by Fiona Thomas focuses on how best to help a family member that is suffering with an addiction. She reports "Addiction can be thought about as a person who is addicted to an activity, habit or substance and has a dependence which is both physical and psychological". I shared my thoughts in the article, "They’ll be secretive, some can manipulate and turn a situation around so it’s your fault". Read more
New Minister for Children of Alcoholics - 4th March 2018
Such fantastic news to hear that Jeremy Hunt has finally assigned someone to be the minister for Children of Alcoholics. After much campaigning by The Sunday Express, NACOA, Liam Byrne, Jon Ashworth and Caroline Flint. This is positive progress and steps forward to finally get some strategies in place for local councils to make sure children of alcoholics as looked after in the best way possible. The campaigning will continue. Read More.
BBC Breakfast Live Interview - 11th February 2018
During Children of Alcoholics week new research was released about the number of children's deaths and serious injuries being caused through a parents drinking. Over a third of children in the UK are affected physically by their parents drinking. Jo and Tod Sullivan were interviewed about their opinion on the research. Read More
Sky News Live Interview - 8th November 2017
Jo was interviewed live on Sky News discussing the recent research from The Children's Society. They reported over 700,000 teenagers are living with an alcoholic parent. Jo said this number is low, there is an estimated 3 million children in the UK living with a parents drinking and that is likely to be an under-estimate. Click here to watch the interview.
Release of 'Jo Huey Coach' App on Android - July 2017
After completing a digital course on SEO and social media through Digital Dorset in collaboration with Weymouth College, Jo was able to start another course. This course was about creating an app for your business, Jo was so pleased with the result and hopes you like it too. It's not yet available on Apple but as soon as it is they'll be an update. Click here to see more.
House of Commons - 22nd February 2017 - Caroline Flint raises the need for more help for children of alcoholics
It is great to see this debate in the house of commons and how the Prime Minister said she will consider it "carefully" is a great step forward.
— BBC Daily Politics and Sunday Politics (@daily_politics) February 22, 2017
First Ever Manifesto for Children of Alcoholics - 14th February 2017
NACOA together with Liam Byrne and the children of alcoholics community put together the contents for this manifesto. It sets out 10 points to help Britain's 2.6 million innocent victims of drink - the children of alcoholics. Read More
Below are the upcoming events where Jo is speaking, you can also view historical speaking engagements here.
26th April 2018 - Bournemouth - Mindset Magic Self Development Group - Join me at this new self-development group, focusing on positive self-development. Looking at confidence, self esteem, self worth and self care. Find out what's important to you in your life, your values and are you living your life by them. This practical group will have a theme each week, use practical techniques and give you tasks to do ready for next time. Click here to book your space or email email@example.com
2nd May 2018 - University of Essex - A 3 hour workshop with social workers at the university, outlining more about living with someone's alcoholism. This allows them to have a much better understanding and to support children and families in the best possible way.