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Alcohol, mental health and wellbeing

Published: 16/11/2020

Author: Research in Practice

To support Alcohol Awareness Week we have brought together Research in Practice learning resources on alcohol, social connections, mental health and wellbeing.

The COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty caused by subsequent lockdowns has led to reports of people feeling lonely, experiencing mental health concerns and consuming more alcohol. Drinking doesn’t only impact on individuals, it also affects our family and friends, our communities and society as a whole.

Alcohol, social connections and community spirit

Lloyd Boone

During the pandemic our personal, professional and social environments have altered. The way we interact and talk to each other has changed to become largely virtual, many of us have had to adapt to new working and living arrangements, and as a result it has affected how we drink.

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Family Drug and Alcohol Courts under COVID-19

Vicki Morris

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Family Drug and Alcohol Courts have been creative in adapting their support to families. So how have these services – which are so reliant on the power of human relationships – operated effectively during times of social distancing?

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Resources on alcohol and substance use

Alcohol And Social
Socal Connection

The quality of our relationships at home, our place of work and in communities matter. During coronavirus, more people are reporting feeling lonely, with young people feeling a greater impact.

Resources on mental health and wellbeing