Alcohol and Health - impact on your health

Resources on how alcohol can impact your health.

Any organisation or health professional including NHS workers that want to raise awareness about the impact of alcohol on your health will find this content useful.

It includes eight factsheets, two leaflets, nine posters, nine digital assets and 11 videos to highlight how alcohol can impact your health. A full list of content can be found in our FAQs.

All our new and revised medical and health-related content is reviewed by our independent Medical Advisory Panel.

All content is for download only.


What’s the purpose of the pack? 

The content includes facts and advice on the impact of alcohol to help people make better choices about their drinking. 


Who it is for? 

The pack could be used as part of health and wellbeing awareness events and activities either in the workplace or in the community. Health professionals both in the public and private sector will find the information useful, especially when working with patients. Anyone who is looking to provide preventative-based alcohol education would find this information beneficial. 


What does it include? 

The pack includes more than 30 pieces of content, including:  

1. A leaflet with key facts and advice on alcohol (A4 or A7) 

2. A leaflet on how alcohol can impact your short and long-term health (A4 or A5) 

3. Factsheets on alcohol-related health conditions and advice. These cover cancer, blood pressure, heart, breast cancer, liver disease, diabetes, mental health and mouth, throat and voice box cancer (A4) 

4. Digital assets which cover What 14 units of alcohol look like (infographic), What one unit of alcohol looks like (infographic), How calorific is alcohol (infographic), Looking to drink less (infographic), Have you been thinking about drinking less (infographic), Dry January (infographic), Benefits of reducing your drinking (infographic), There’s lots of great reasons to reduce your drinking (GIF) and Binge drinking (GIF) 

5. Posters (A4 and A3) covering How are the units in your drinks stacking up x 2 (individual drinks and bottles), What 14 units of alcohol looks like, What one unit of alcohol looks like, Could alcohol be affecting your health x 5 (general health, heart, weight, blood pressure, mental health) 

6. Videos to embed on your website or intranet which cover Benefits of drinking less, breast cancer, erectile dysfunction, heart, weight, mental health, gut, liver, alcohol poisoning, alcohol unit and binge-drinking. 

What is the UK alcohol unit guidance?   

To keep health risks from alcohol low, the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) advice is, if you choose to drink, it is safest for both men and women to drink no more than 14 units a week, spread over three or more days with several drink-free days, and no bingeing. 

All content can be downloaded and printed in the workplace. 

If you have any questions, please email