Health & Wellbeing

Partying safely

Having fun is so important to your wellbeing but when partying make sure you know how to do it safely. To find out more follow the guide below.


To understand how to have fun safely

Let's start with why this is important:

  • partying safely will help you and your friends stay safe while you’re having a good time.
  • partying safely can help you avoid drinking too much and engaging in risky behaviour such as drink driving and unprotected sex

What to do next

Before you go to the party

Agree with a friend at the start of the night that you’ll check in with each other during the party to see how you’re both travelling. If you look out for each other, neither of you will fall behind.

If there’s even a small chance you might have sex with someone, have the right protection with you (such as a condom or dental dam).

Make sure the protection you have is in date and has been stored properly.

How to look after a drunk friend

Helping a drunk friend

Friends look out for each other, and that’s especially important when you’ve been drinking. Drinking alcohol involves some very real danger.

More Information & Services

If your alcohol or other drug use is having a negative impact on your life or your relationships, talk to your doctor or call DirectLine on 1800 888 236 for free and confidential support and advice.

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