Drinking and your mind
Information and support to help you understand how alcohol might impact mental health.
How does drinking affect mood and behaviour?
It depends on many factors but drinking can change how you feel in both positive and negative ways.
How to handle pressure in a positive way
When we’re stressed, it’s easy to get into the habit of using drinking as a crutch. But there are other ways to manage pressure, says Dr Jessamy Hibberd.
Six positive ways to manage social anxiety
It’s quite common to use drinking to make social situations feel easier, but Dr Jessamy Hibberd believes there are more effective, long-term ways to feel confident and have genuine fun.
What are the effects of drinking on mental health?
It depends on many complex factors, like how much you drink and your natural state of mind, and there are short and long-term effects to consider.
What does it mean to be a mindful drinker?
If you’re thinking about changing your drinking habits, it can be difficult to know where to start. ‘Mindful drinking’ can help you understand where you are and what might be right for you, says Dru Jaeger.
When it comes to drinking, what is ‘normal’?
Measuring our behaviour against others is a habit we all indulge in from time to time. Dru Jaeger believes there's another way – what makes you happy?