Alcohol, drugs and tobacco contribute to short and long term ill-health for many working people. This toolkit has practical ways employers can promote health and support employees who want or need to change their relationship with these substances.
This is part of a suite of eight interconnected toolkits, produced by Business in the Community and Public Health England, to help every organisation support the mental and physical health and wellbeing of its employees. Each addresses a different aspect of workplace wellbeing, with a common thread of mental health running through them all. They’re freely available and designed to be relevant to employers across all sectors.
This one is designed to help organisations to support employees in making healthier choices concerning alcohol, drugs and tobacco. It explains the legal context that will inform your approach, explores the connections between people’s use of these substances and mental health, and shows and how to monitor and evaluate the impact of your approach. It’s divided into sections on different topics with built-in navigation and links between them, so you can follow it step by step or go straight to the sections you want to know more about.
Addictions often go hand-in-hand with mental health problems such as stress and depression. This website provides information and statistics, which could help employers and colleagues support staff with addictions.
An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16–59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year. This toolkit outlines the duty of care employers have to employees and what their role is in preventing and tackling domestic abuse.
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