Perspectives on Prevention – Sheila Gilheaney, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland


This episode of Perspectives on Prevention engages with Sheila Gilheaney, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland, in which she discusses the impact of alcohol misuse on children, and shares some fascinating insights about the relationship between policy and the alcohol industry. Listeners should be aware that elements of this interview may trigger an emotional response. 

The link to the AAI toolkit is:

AAI_toolkit_Interactive_.pdf (

AAI Silent Voices policy briefing – Problem Alcohol Use in the Home, the Invisible Victims of Alcohol Harm

Copy of SV Policy briefing (

Trauma informed education resources website at Maynooth University

Trauma Informed Education |

Twinkle Twinkle Arti book

Blog post by Cassie Muir about the book, Free children’s book supports conversations around parental substance use – Alcohol Action Ireland (

Link to free download at:

Resources for schools – NIHR School for Public Health ResearchNIHR SPHR

About the series

Perspectives on Prevention is a podcast series from the Prevention and Early Intervention Network, a membership organisation which seeks to promote and support prevention and early intervention approaches with children, families and communities. In each episode Marian Quinn, one of the PEIN founders, chats to people who have experiences to share, insights to explore, and expertise to draw on from the field of child and family services. You can listen to Perspectives on Prevention on Spotify, Apple, Nearcast or wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to subscribe for all the latest episodes. If you’d like to suggest someone for us to chat to we’d love to hear from you, just drop us an email at . For more information please visit

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The music on this podcast is a track called Driven to Success by Scott Holmes, the music appears here under a Creative Commons License. Visit