For workplaces

Alcohol plays a role in many of our lives, so many of us don’t think about alcohol harm as a serious issue. In reality, alcohol can have a damaging effect on workplace productivity, safety, health and morale – but this is avoidable.

Alcohol Change UK has helped businesses across the UK improve their policies, promote health and wellbeing of employees and contribute to their Corporate Social Responsibility agenda.

Research shows that effective alcohol policies can reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and provide substantial returns on investment.

Developing or maximising the impact of your alcohol policy

A workplace alcohol policy reflects a company’s values and sets out guidelines and procedures that dovetail with other organisational policies. Research shows that effective alcohol policies can reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and provide substantial returns on investment.

We provide a specialist alcohol audit service through which we assess elements of your organisation and make recommendations for how you can improve your approach to preventing and dealing with alcohol harm.

Following the audit, we will provide key recommendations for your organisation to maximise the impact of your existing alcohol policy, or develop with you a bespoke organisational alcohol policy from scratch.

We can audit some or all of your:

  • policies and procedures
  • line management practices
  • culture and norms

Audits can also look at:

  • risk, health and safety
  • wellbeing
  • productivity
  • inclusion

Our audits can be as short as a half day review of policies, through to a more thorough review incorporating staff surveys, interviews with key stakeholders, observation and focus groups. We are able to advise organisations of all sizes.

We can develop with you a bespoke organisational alcohol policy from scratch.

Implementing an alcohol policy

We can help guide your organisation through a change project to implement our audit recommendations or your new policy.

This might include making changes to existing policies, presenting to members of your senior team, or working to improve workplace culture.

Coaching and advice

We provide coaching for managers and HR teams who are working with staff members with a drink problem or managing an alcohol-related incident.

To find out more about how our services can enhance your organisation’s health and wellbeing, please call us on 020 3907 8480 or email us.

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Testimonials

"Excellent trainer, very knowledgeable. The information learnt will benefit me greatly in the workplace and I will share what I have learnt with others."

Local authority attendee of ‘Managing alcohol in the workplace’

“Addiction and wellbeing is an area that is often overlooked and Alcohol Change UK provided a perfect complimentary perspective to our expertise.”

Nicholas Edwards, Head of Client Training at Eversheds

“I cannot recommend Lauren and Alcohol Change UK highly enough for their professional, engaging, and thought-provoking workshops."

Business Insight Manager at Baxi Group

"English National Opera have worked with Alcohol Change UK several times and Lauren, the course leader was incredibly engaging and successfully delivered each course in a thorough, motivating and enjoyable manner. The training days were constructed very skilfully providing participants with a good mix of theory and group work and participants had a positive experience and felt fully engaged."

Geoff Summerton, Director of London Coliseum Operations at ENO

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