About Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week is a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 took place from 16-22 November 2020 on the theme of Alcohol and mental health.

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About Alcohol Awareness Week 2020


16-22 November 2020.


Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. The theme for Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 was ‘Alcohol and mental health’.


Alcohol Awareness Week is coordinated by us, Alcohol Change UK. Over 4,000 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other community groups across the country have signed up to take part. It's easy to get involved - just follow the sign up link at the top of this page!

Alcohol and mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is making everything that little bit more difficult right now and when stress and worry creep into our lives, our drinking habits can suffer.

But what many of us don’t realise is that drinking too much and too often can make our mental health problems worse - such as anxiety and depression - and prevent them from being properly addressed.

Read the findings from our latest survey showing over half of drinkers in the UK have turned to alcohol for mental health reasons during the pandemic.

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For Alcohol Awareness Week 2020, we looked at the issues around alcohol and mental health the best ways to look after ourselves and those we love during a year of great change and uncertainty.

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Alcohol Change UK works to end serious alcohol harm in the UK.

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