Be Alcohol Aware

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week aims to get the UK thinking about drinking. Running from the 15th to the 21st of November 2021, this year's theme is "Alcohol and Relationships," and takes a look at the way alcohol can affect our relationships with those closest to us.

For many people, alcohol can be a big part of their social life. But when our alcohol consumption goes beyond "social drinking" and begins to negatively impact our relationships, support may be needed. Many of us began drinking more during the pandemic to deal with feelings of loneliness and isolation, and as we begin to socialise again, new pressures have emerged, such as "sober shaming" and peer pressure to "get back to normal" after lockdown.

If you're concerned about your drinking and would like to change your life – and health – for the better, Alcohol Change UK can direct you to support options across the UK, including helplines, apps and guidance on how to talk to your GP. Click here to find out more.

If you'd like local support, our Live Well programme can help with everything from cutting down on your drinking, to weight management, stopping smoking and more! Click here for further information, or take our Health Checker now to see if you're eligible for one-to-one support from a Live Well adviser!

If you'd like to try and cut down on your drinking yourself, our Be Alcohol Aware section is full of tricks and tips to make it a little bit easier. From alcohol facts to websites and apps, click here to check it out.