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Testing New Water Initiatives to Encourage Victorians to Drink Less Alcohol


SRG to test water initatives at licensed premises


VicHealth is developing a multi-component initiative to encourage greater consumption of water by all Victorians and to encourage more people to actively seek the best ways to reduce alcohol-related harm. The 10 year goal is for more Victorians to drink less alcohol. An important part of the responsible service of alcohol is the offering of free water at licensed premises.

Tap water is the preferred choice given its oral health benefits, its low cost and the environmental imperative of discouraging overconsumption of packaged products.

VicHealth has commissioned The Social Research Group (SRG) a divison of Market Solutions to conduct research that aims to contribute to the evidence base in relation to water consumption within licensed premises, and inform the development of best practice guidelines to improve supply, access and promotion of free drinking water at licensed premises.

Team Building Day 2014

It may have been a very chilly and wet 11 degrees outside but it didn’t stop our team members from frantically racing through Queens Park to find the items hidden there that were needed to complete the team challenges back at base.  Challenges included a 3D puzzle, trivia, charades and mental maths!


Our winning team


Samantha Coppinger (nutritionist) from SJ Health joined us as guest speaker to talk about health and wellbeing as it relates to office workers.  All in all it was an informative and fun day!


Special guest Sam Coppinger (SJ Health)