Free webinar to support employers with workforce drug and alcohol issues

16th Jul

Generis is a service set up by the Alcohol and Drug Service to work with a variety of organisations around the UK who have identified substance abuse problems among workers, particularly in safety-critical industries.
 
The webinar on July 23 aims to give concerned employers a better understanding of what they can do and how to help and retain the workforce.
 
Laura Jarvis (left), from Generis, said: “Alcohol is a stress reliever; a few glasses of wine can banish the blues of the day but during the lockdown period, the signs show that general consumption has increased.
 
“You may see it yourself, people using social media enjoying a regular tipple in the garden. It is also noticeable that this has been starting earlier in the day and becoming more frequent.
 
“Prior to lockdown, substance misuse was already a growing issue within the workplace, and now if alcohol consumption and drug use has increased, businesses will see the effects as they start to get back to work.
 
“Some of the signs are quite obvious; performance might have dropped and you may even smell alcohol from the night before. In some cases just being hungover at work can be a risk but we also know workers are consuming alcohol and taking drugs during work time.
 
“At best this might reduce productivity and at worst contribute to an accident or incident.
 
“We launched Generis to address this need and to help employers reduce the impact of substance use on their business, while at the same time supporting the workforce and saving the time and money invested in recruitment and training. Our objective is to help individuals, so they keep their jobs in the long run.
 
“A number of straightforward solutions can prevent alcohol use from damaging a business and to find out more, we invite managers and supervisors to our webinar to find out more about our online training.”
 
“Generis is part of the Alcohol and Drug Service, a charity based in Hull working with people in recovery around Yorkshire for more than 30 years, over which time the approach to alcohol and drug usage has changed from blame to support and from addiction to recovery.”
 
To book a place on the webinar, sign up at bit.ly/3077GFZ.

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