Learn more about the TOM project and the organisations supporting it

TOM was an online pilot program encouraging and supporting ACT men aged 25 to 55 years to reduce their drinking, learn about the risks of alcohol, and increase their awareness of the Australian alcohol guidelines.

TOM was funded by ACT Health under the Health Promotion Grants program and created by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE). It ran in the second-half of 2020 and is now being evaluated to determine impact, lessons and next steps.

Why TOM?

TOM represents the “third of men” in the ACT who responded to a survey conducted by FARE and reported they are keen to cut down on their drinking. (You can read more about this research here).

TOM may be a partner, brother, neighbour, friend or colleague – so we encourage everyone to get involved and support men to make positive lifestyle changes.

Why men?

Men are more likely than women to drink alcohol at levels that place them at short-term and life-long risk of harm. They also report a low awareness of the Australian Guidelines around reducing the health risks caused by drinking alcohol. 

How much is too much?

The less alcohol you drink, the lower your risk of harm.

The Australian guidelines recommend you have:

  • no more than four standard drinks a day, and
  • no more than ten standard drinks a week.


Tools to cut back on drinking

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