Peers back minimum price per alcohol unit if Scotland scheme works

This was in The Guardian in April: Introduction of 50p base rate should go ahead if it is shown to reduce excessive drinking, says Lords select committee peers. Minimum unit pricing for alcohol should be introduced across the UK if it proves a success in Scotland, a Lords committee has said. If the decision to … Continue reading Peers back minimum price per alcohol unit if Scotland scheme works

City workers at Lloyd’s of London banned from daytime drinking

So this was in The Telegraph in Feburary about Lloyds of London banning daytime drinking (credit for image: Heathcliff O’Malley).  And it was some of the quoted responses from staff in the article that really struck me.  Over to the article: Workers at the historic city institution Lloyd’s of London have been banned from drinking during the … Continue reading City workers at Lloyd’s of London banned from daytime drinking

It’s time to stop work, it’s time to drink beers ….

With Euro 2016 now underway and the first England game played (along with the warning of being banned if beers fuelled fans don’t behave) the Institute of Alcohol Studies have decided this would be a perfect time to run a study comparing UK and French alcohol advertising during the tournament.  “People of England, lend me … Continue reading It’s time to stop work, it’s time to drink beers ….

Beware as work socialising could get you the sack

This was a news piece featured on AOL looking at work socialising prior to Christmas last year but is appropriate for any time and type of work social event where drinking is taking place.  You don’t want to do a David Brent at any time of the year! 😉 It’s the time of year when … Continue reading Beware as work socialising could get you the sack

Addiction in the Workplace: Recovery is Possible

This is an excellent blog once again from Castle Craig that was published last month. Do you have employees or colleagues who are habitually late for work, are increasingly absent or functioning at two-thirds of their capacity, and/or with impaired decision making? Do you notice poor team morale and staff relations, as well as damaged … Continue reading Addiction in the Workplace: Recovery is Possible

Alcohol in the Workplace: how much is too much?

This was an interesting read particularly as the workplace concerned is very close to home for me …… An NHS Trust recently hit the Employment Tribunal headlines following the judgement of McElroy v Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust. In this case, the Tribunal held that Mr McElroy, a healthcare assistant, was unfairly dismissed after it … Continue reading Alcohol in the Workplace: how much is too much?

Supporting women with alcohol issues: what social workers need to know

I’ve included this on my blog because I think it gives a valuable insight into the modern thinking of the world of social workers when it comes to women and alcohol.  Historically women have been afraid to seek medical help for alcohol because of the fear of their parenting ability being called into question and … Continue reading Supporting women with alcohol issues: what social workers need to know

Employers pledge support to improve workers’ health

This was featured in The Guardian in May and looked at how businesses are starting to recognise their public health role, with almost 400 signing up to a Department of Health ‘responsibility deal’ to improve workers’ health. Working-age ill-health costs the UK economy an annual £100bn, so there are clear business benefits for employers to … Continue reading Employers pledge support to improve workers’ health

More ‘How to Quit’ workshop dates in collaboration with Club Soda!

Back in May I ran my first ‘How to Quit’ Workshop in partnership with Club Soda. It was a huge success and if you want to see how some of those who attended are getting on with their new hangover free lives you can do so here 🙂 We are running 3 more dates in … Continue reading More ‘How to Quit’ workshop dates in collaboration with Club Soda!