This week, many of us are surrounded by over-indulgence, but it’s important to remember how excessive drinking can impact your mental health.

While many people can drink safely over the festive season*, it can easily get out of control when we are invited to parties or dinners.

Too much alcohol can have adverse effects on our mental health, symptoms could include:

  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Insomnia (inability to sleep)
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased anxiety

Many people will start the New Year with a resolution… but why not start now? If you are trying to cut back on your drinking there are many psychological, social and financial benefits to this! Just a few examples include:

  • Improved mood
  • Better sleep
  • More energy
  • Saving money

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, we are here for you. Please visit to find out more about our alcohol support services and find helpful tips to limit your drinking over the New Year and beyond.

* The NHS advise men and women not to drink more than 14 units a week. Spread your drinking over three or more days if you regularly drink as much as 14 units a week. Always consult your GP or alcohol support team.