The Sober Experiment


Take on The Sober Experiment as a team.  Our interactive well-being presentation brings you closer together – without booze.

Work-related stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions can contribute to many people drinking as a coping mechanism. This could impact your workplace by; reducing productivity due to absenteeism, reducing the quantity and quality of work, poor decision making and disruption to operations and co-workers covering for alcohol-affected employees. Normalising drink cultures in the workplace has been cited as one of the reasons to drink more frequently and employers have a duty of care to promote health and well-being, amongst their workforce and we can help!

1 in 4 people in the UK experience mental health problems each year and alcohol is adding to the problem!

The Sober Experiment –
Changing Your Relationship With Alcohol For Good

Staff Presentations

89,000 people across the UK are turning up to work every day with a hangover! That’s 1 in 10 people twice a week!

The Sober Experiment for workplaces works with your employees by delivering interactive presentations and workshops about the impact of alcohol on everyday life.  Our relatable, inspiring and brutally honest presentation will inspire and engage your people leaving them excited to give our 30-day experiment a go.  We ensure everyone we touch has a raised awareness surrounding the impact of alcohol on wellbeing providing the tools to allow people to support others by knowing how to identify and refer concerns.

The session is neither judgmental nor preachy and we can actively encourage your employees to make better choices about their drinking and engage them in our employee assistance programme and 30-day supported sobriety experiment as a team – helping you create a healthier, happier and more productive workforce. Your staff will receive a Mental Health and Alcohol Awareness Certificate upon completion of this training. 


Managers Presentations

Through interactive discussion and discovery, delegates get the opportunity to understand the impact of alcohol on the wellbeing and mental health of their employees and how this impacts productivity in the workplace.  Participants will leave the session with all the tools they require to address this complex, difficult and sensitive issue.

The workshop encourages participants to be mindful of how only moderate drinking/drug taking can impact employee and colleague wellbeing by looking at the impact on: the organisation, the management/employer and colleagues. The outcome is for a happier and healthier workforce who can approach the subject confidently and develop alternative coping strategies to deal with stress and anxiety surrounding the workplace.

Throughout the workshop, delegates are provided with tips and techniques for identifying concerns in the workplace and dealing with these concerns, including their legal obligations.  The session will conclude with tools to improve and/or develop effective alcohol policies and procedures and how to become advocates for workplace well-being.  Your managers will receive a Managing Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace Certificate upon completion of this training..

The estimated cost of alcohol related absence to the UK economy is £1.4bn per year!


We are now offering The Sober Experiment Interactive presentations for staff and managers to you by Zoom, meaning we can reach out to everybody at home.

The interactive sessions deliver everything your managers and employees need to know about alcohol by giving them the facts about how alcohol might be affecting their behaviour and performance both in and out of work.

If you have staff working from home and have noticed the standard of work dropping, we can help.  Since the lockdown began, alcohol consumption has surged in the UK, with one study finding that 61% of Britons had increased their alcohol intake since social distancing measures were introduced.  It is likely that employers and employees are experiencing a high level of stress and anxiety at the moment. The length of the lockdown is already affecting people’s work and drinking habits, with many more people working from home and fewer people physically in the office.

A new study reports that approximately one third of people who are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic are also drinking on the job.  About 36% of men and 26% of women said they drink during work hours.  Experts say alcohol consumption, while working, can affect job performance and could be noticed by employers.  The experts also expressed concerns over the possibility that heavy alcohol use could increase during lockdown.

Employers who complete our staff and management training will be recognised as an Alcohol Aware Employer and will receive a certificate


Sober experiment came in to our rehab (Leigh Bank – Turning Point) to deliver a group to our residents. Both Alex and Lisa were really nice. Very approachable, engaging and knowledgeable. Our residents said they really enjoyed their group and they spoke very positively about them both.
Keep up the good work!

David Ryan CQC Registered Manager

Manager of Turning Point Rehabilitation Centre Oldham

The 30-Day Experiment
Each employee will receive our 30-day supported experiment, free of charge. Each day they will receive an inspirational video via email which and a daily activity designed to change their mindset around drinking.
Find out more here.

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