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New Alcohol and Wellbeing Self-assessment tool launched to help combat risky drinking

Our partner, Hello Sunday Morning has launched a new online Alcohol and Wellbeing self-assessment tool to help young Aussies assess their drinking habits and take care of their health.

Designed using insights from those challenged first-hand with managing their drinking habits, the tool identifies users' habits through a quick five-minute confidential assessment, and then provides a personalised report of the findings. Users are also directed to clinically backed health and wellbeing information, advice, and assistance to suit their individual circumstances.

Hello Sunday Morning’s, latest initiative was developed in response to research from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (2020) which showed that 90% of people with a substance use disorder do not access appropriate treatment and care. In addition, the same research found that there is a shortage of qualified health professionals trained in alcohol-related treatment. The Alcohol and Wellbeing self-assessment tool was designed to help bridge this gap, by ensuring help-seekers could easily access clinically-backed support, services and information from the comfort of their own home.

nib’s own data also shows there is a need for such a tool among Australians, with claims data revealing a rise in alcohol-related mental health claims in the last financial year. Last year, nib saw a 14% increase in alcohol-related mental health benefits compared to the previous year, costing over $9 million in claims. More notably, our data also revealed a 36% increase in the number of younger members aged 39 and under who had at least one alcohol-related mental health admission during this time (1).

By supporting programs like Hello Sunday Morning's self-assessment tool, we hope to help all Australians, young and old, better understand their health behaviours. In equipping users with the right tools to support their own journey, we hope to reduce the burden of disease from alcohol consumption through better individual management of long-term health and wellbeing

Take the Alcohol and Wellbeing Self-assessment here.

You can also find out more about our partnership with Hello Sunday Morning, or check out their website.

1. Claims data retrieved from Financial Year 2021. Includes Australian Residents Health Insurance members only, including whitelabel brands.

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