Alcohol and drug support

The effects of alcohol and drugs can be a problem for physical and mental health, as well as cause problems at work. 

For information on alcohol, such as the signs and symptoms of excessive drinking plus some self-help interventions on managing it then this self-help guide may be useful.

If you would like advice on how to reduce your alcohol intake or support for yourself or family members, visit Alcohol Change UK or read about alcohol and your mental health.

Drinkline is the national alcohol helpline. If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking, you can call the free helpline 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm).

While it is illegal to consume drugs, you should seek help if you are suffering from addiction. Talk to Frank has information regarding different substances, their effects and risks. 

Other local services you may find useful include: The Liverpool Community Alcohol Service (LCAS) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Staff can use the Vivup EAP service to speak to a trained counsellor 24/7, 365 days a year. To access the support line, call 0330 380 0658 and mention you are LJMU staff or visit the website.