Health Promotion Activities - Alcohol Awareness


Health Promotion Activities - Alcohol Awareness

The post-Christmas detox has become an annual tradition in the UK. This January will see thousands of adults in the UK take part in Dry January. Starting on the first day of the month, participants vow to go 31 days without alcohol in a New Year tradition that has been endorsed by Cancer Research UK and Alcohol Concern. Research shows that

•    71% of participants remaining abstinent for the time of the campaign.
•    At 6 month follow-up approximately 60% reported a reduction in drinking days per week.
•    Overall, participating in the campaign was associated with reductions in alcohol use at six months, particularly for those who successfully completed the challenge.

What could your employees expect to gain from going alcohol-free for the month of January? They’ll have more energy, thanks to more sleep, and more time thanks to no hangovers! They may notice weight loss and a potential reduction in mental health issues such as stress, depression and anxiety.

Healthwork Advice and Discussion

Healthwork has developed various health and wellbeing services.  Health promotional and preventative activities in relation to alcohol awareness, will provide your staff with useful health information to help them reflect on their overall health and help drive a conversation about alcohol: why do we drink it, what does it do, and how can we reduce the harm it can cause?

What Services can Healthwork offer?

•    Alcohol Presentations - these can be given in person as a talk by a clinician to employees and managers.  These can also be provided as visual-audio presentations on a screen next to a health promotion stand.

•    Leaflets & merchandise with tips on alcohol, healthy diet and exercise for your employees.
> Alcohol and mental health:  Looking at stress; depression and anxiety
> Alcohol & other health effects:  Cancer; diabetes; dementia; hypertension; brain damage

•    If given enough notice, we can also arrange for co-branded presentations  so your employees will know that they work for a company that values their wellbeing.

•    A health check stand where employees can attend for a health check of their blood pressure, weight and blood levels of alcohol and liver function and receive individual advice. This stand is run by trained clinicians.

If you would like further details on any of our health and wellbeing programmes that Healthwork have to offer or information on any other occupational health requirement, please contact us on 0161 831 9701 or alternately visit our website