Dry January and workplaces

Five million people in the UK take on a Dry January each year. So how many of your employees have already taken part or might consider taking part in Dry January 2019?

If you would like your organisation to get involved with Dry January 2019, register for tips and your free workplace resources, or drop us an email if you would like tailored support.

Why run Dry January in your workplace?

Getting the whole team involved in Dry January is a great opportunity. So much can come from the team taking a month off booze together:

  • More energy leading to better performance

  • Reduced absenteeism and lost productivity from alcohol, which are estimated to cost businesses £7.3bn each year

  • Social ties between employees that aren't based around just drinking

  • A greater understanding of your legal responsibilities as an employer

  • Plus you can raise money for Alcohol Concern and one of our six partner charities

Ideas for running Dry January in your workplace

  • Appoint a Dry January Champion to be responsible for driving the campaign on behalf of your workplace

  • Organise a dry event for your colleagues

  • Run a quiz about alcohol by giving out the Dry January scratchcards

  • Set up a competition between your staff members and give prizes to the employees who donate/raise the most for charity

  • Make a pledge wall – find an empty board in the staff room and make a poster, asking everyone to write their name if they are planning to take part. Collect as many names as you can

What next?

We will have free campaign assets for Dry January 2019 available from late 2018, including a workplace pack, social media assets, posters, flyer and email footers.

Register to receive tips and your free Dry January workplace resources.

In addition we are offering enhanced support to deliver Dry January with maximum impact in your workplace, including:

  • Training for you and your colleagues

  • Bespoke workplace events

  • Support beyond January 2019, for example to develop your workplace alcohol policy

To find out more about how we can support your organisation, drop us an email