Alcohol Awareness Week in your workplace

Whether your colleagues are back in the workplace or working from home, Alcohol Awareness Week offers some great ways to help your teams look after their mental health and wellbeing during a period of great change.

Alcohol and mental health

Many of us drink to try and help manage stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. But what isn’t well known is that drinking in this way can contribute to the worsening of our mental health symptoms.

This year’s Alcohol Awareness Week - running from 16-22 November on the theme of ‘Alcohol and mental health’ - provides the perfect opportunity for workplaces to come together to support colleagues who may be struggling with their drinking and mental health.

Charities and services have seen a surge in recent months in people seeking help for their mental health problems, as well as a rise in those looking for information and support for their drinking.

So reaching out to colleagues who may have found themselves drinking more during the pandemic in response to stress, anxiety, bereavement or confinement has never been more important.

Join the 3,000 plus workplaces, local groups and other organisations who have already signed up to take part in the campaign and get your team talking and thinking about their drinking. You can use our free resources to run your campaign, and share a link to our quick online screening tool so that colleagues can self-assess whether their drinking levels may be putting them at risk.

Get your free digital resource pack (including factsheets, posters, and social media images) and start planning your workplace awareness campaign today. It's a great way to unite your team.

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