Strength through support

Supporting the community’s positive mental health

Workshop 3 - Harmful addictive behaviour

Harmful addictive behaviour and the workplace – 2.5 hour workshop


To provide you with the knowledge, skills and toolkit you need to support your own struggles with addictions, helping co-workers with addictive behaviour and identifying early signs of addictive behaviour.

Course overview

This is a structured CPD approach and the methodology includes didactics, interactive work, self-assessment and group discussion.  Copies of the session content of each workshop will be made available as well as the psychometrics employed during training.

This workshop will be facilitated by Professor Robin Davidson, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist employed at The Lisa Lowe Centre as our clinical lead. The workshop will be structured in a CPD approach with the methodology including interactive work, self-assessment and group discussion. The workshop content will address the nature of dependency; it will be defined and clarified not only for substance misuse like drugs and alcohol but also behavioural addictions like gambling, micro-gaming, exercise and even mobile phone misuse. Distinction will be drawn between dependence and the harm associated with addictive behaviour in the workplace



This 2.5 hour workshop is held in a relaxed setting to optimise the learning process.  By the end of the session you will have learnt:

  • What qualifies as addictive behaviour
  • Benefits of early intervention
  • Spotting triggers
  • Self-identification and identification of co-workers symptoms
  • An understanding of what procedures should be taken including disciplinary action


Who should attend

This workshop is specially designed for anyone in the workplace environment.

Key information

This course is brought to you by The Lisa Lowe Centre in support of Manx Cancer Help, a registered charity.  Our mission is to promote awareness of mental health in the local community in support of the people of the Isle of Man. 


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