Alcohol and coronavirus

Drinkaware is here to support you through this unprecedented and often stressful time. Stay safe with the crucial facts, information and practical advice about alcohol and isolation.

Advice and support

If you’re worried about isolating due to coronavirus, or concerned about someone else, we’re here to support you with key information and tips for looking after your mental and physical health.

Alcohol and sleep

Trouble sleeping? Find out how your drinking could be stopping you getting a decent night's shut-eye.

Isolation during coronavirus: cutting down on alcohol at home

How to cut at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: alcohol and mental health

While alcohol can have a very temporary positive impact on our mood, in the long term it can cause big problems.

Alcohol support services

If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol there is lots of help available.

Be a role model for your children

Get tips on demonstrating your own responsible attitude to drinking.

Worried isolation is making a friend or loved one drink more?

While a lot of the country is in isolation, many of us will find we have more time on our hands; more time at home and – if we choose – easier access to alcohol 24/7.

Work out, reach out, or even sing out – ways to relax without drinking

Work out, reach out, or even sing out – ways to relax without drinking

Coronavirus, alcohol and anxiety

Five important facts you should know about alcohol and anxiety, and what you can do if you are concerned.

Inequality and alcohol use during lockdown

Professor Ian Hamilton reflects on the data emerging on the nation’s alcohol consumption during lockdown

Living through lockdown: Dr Sarah Jarvis on the impact of drinking in front of children

Dr Sarah Jarvis on the impact of drinking in front of our children during lockdown

Living through lockdown: how to reduce your drinking during lockdown

As we experience changes to the way we work and our life at home due to lockdown, we may find we are drinking more than before.

Free assets and resources

We have created free, shareable assets for you to raise awareness about the link between alcohol, mental health and isolation.

Downloadable resources

Download and share these free assets on alcohol and mental health.

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Alternatives to alcohol

Watch this video to explore alternative ways of dealing with stress and anxiety.

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Alcohol support services

If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol there is lots of help available.

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