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Hello Sunday Morning

An initiative aimed at reacquainting ourselves with Sunday mornings

Written by SpunOut | View this authors Twitter page and posted in health

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In February 2013 and comedian Des Bishop launched an initiative aimed at reacquainting ourselves with Sunday mornings.

‘Hello Sunday Morning’ encourages us to try life without booze for a few weeks, a few months or even a year, and to write about our experiences online at

Check out this video we made with Des:

‘Hello Sunday Morning’ focuses on encouraging people to realise their full potential and not to feel that you need alcohol to enjoy yourself. It is not an anti-alcohol initiative, nor does the campaign urge people to give up alcohol for good, but rather to take a break and see what happens and use that experience to inform your future drinking habits. You can take a 3 or 12 month break from Alcohol. 

What can Hello Sunday morning do to help me create change? 

What is impressive about ‘Hello Sunday Morning’ is that it encourages people to change their lifestyles and have the power to control their lives. Alcohol takes too much of a grip on people and that can never be a good thing. You should be controlling alcohol – not the other way around. The research from the Australian example is clear; when you do take a break from alcohol, you feel better, you feel more in control and you end up – generally speaking – with a better relationship with alcohol.

On the Hello Sunday Morning website you can: 

  • Create your own profile and blog about your experiences 
  • Set yourself goals that you'd like to achieve during you break from booze 
  • You can also find out what kind of Hello Sunday Morning person you are by taking this quiz 

Last year, a number of high profile Irish people took the plunge and took a break from booze, you can read about how they got on here: 

Fancy joining them? Sign up here and let us know how you're getting on by tweeting us @HSMIreland

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Published November 1st, 2013
Last updated October 27th, 2015
Tags health alcohol wellbeing mental health
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