Latest News

Stay up to date with the latest news & media releases from Hello Sunday Morning.

Looking for our latest media releases?

October 31, 2022
Hello Sunday Morning named as one of Gozney’s charity partners.
We’re delighted to announce we’ve been named as one of Gozney’s charity partners. We’ve teamed up with the pioneer pizza oven company to launch the Tom Gozney Signature Edition Roccbox. The new all-black signature edition celebrates their founder’s, TomGozney, 15-year odds-defying journey from substance use recovery to visionary designer.Gozney has pledged to donate US $100,000 of the signature edition proceeds to support people struggling with alcohol and drug dependencies across the globe.A portion of every signature edition Roccbox sale in Australia will be donated directly to us to aid in our support and recovery programs.
October 21, 2022
Hello Sunday Morning on the ABC
Hello Sunday Morning’s Dominique Robert-Hendren, Head of Clinical Innovation and Digital was a guest expert on the ABC’s (Australian Broadcasting Corporations) - Your Move, Q&A panel.The live Q&A aimed to raise awareness around our alcohol consumption habits and how we can manage our relationship with drinking.  A range of real time questions were answered by a panel of experts including National medical reporter Sophie Scott,  ABC weather presenter Nate Byrne and Dominique.  Catch up and learn some tips and tricks.
August 16, 2022
Hello Sunday Morning is excited to announce it’s first ever fundraising adventure trek!  

We invite you to summit Mount Kosciusko with us to help raise vital funds for Hello Sunday Morning. On an epic weekend adventure 12-13 March 2023 participants will be challenging themselves and making new friends, all while helping Hello Sunday Morning change the world’s relationship with alcohol.

July 14, 2022
'After 30 years of problematic drinking, I quit. Then life threw me a curve ball.'
55 days into my decision to give up alcohol, I was thrown the biggest curveball of my life – a shock diagnosis of an aggressive type of breast cancer at the age of 46. In the trauma of the first couple of weeks post diagnosis, I questioned how I was going to get through one of the biggest challenges in my life without using alcohol? When I looked back at my life, there had never been an occasion when I was grieving or in pain when I hadn’t drunk alcohol to numb, soothe or escape.
July 3, 2022
When did sobriety become the biggest celebrity trend?
An increasing number of celebrities are choosing sobriety and telling everyone about it. Could the sober lifestyle trend backflip? And should sobriety ever be considered a “trend”? Dominique Robert-Hendren, our Head of Clinical Innovation and Digital Health doesn’t think so.“It’s hard to say categorically, but I don’t think so. We have so much data available now that shows the impact alcohol has on our body, physically and mentally, and I think that’s why people are making healthier choices.”
June 27, 2022
Dry July is a chance to cut back on drinking, detox and gain control of alcohol consumption

Alcohol is embedded into Australian culture and plays a central role in many people's social lives. It can be difficult to escape from the sight, or offer, of an alcoholic drink. If you're thinking about joining the Dry July fundraiser but unsure what the experience will be like or how it might impact you, here are give tips to help prepare your body and mind.

June 9, 2022
Screen time, alcohol & poor sleep for girls: how the pandemic impacts teens
A Sydney University study, published June 2022, reported a concerning increase in teenage girl's alcohol use post pandemic - 134% higher than males. Hello Sunday Morning’s Head of Clinical Innovation & Digital Health, Dominique Robert-Hendren, spoke to triple J on the issue, “females often choose alcohol to deal with life’s pressures as opposed to males who often use alcohol to get involved in social activities”.
May 25, 2022
Are you concerned that you are drinking too much?
Hello Sunday Morning have created the Alcohol and Wellbeing Self-assessment in partnership with nib foundation.By taking the quick five-minute confidential online self-assessment you can check your drinking habits and receive support and personalised feedback about your drinking and well-being.Designed using insights from Australians challenged first hand with managing their drinking habits, the programs, tools and tips have been developed by clinicians trained to help and assist.  The new tool is located on the Hello Sunday Morning website and provides an additional avenue for support including recommendations of action and a link to Daybreak App.
February 27, 2022
Hello Sunday Morning & The Ian Potter Foundation
HSM & The Ian Potter Foundation have formed a 3 year partnership which will support us build leadership capability and improve the quality and safety of our programs - designed to improve the health outcomes and lives of those battling alcohol dependence.CEO Andy Moore states, “With the support from The Ian Potter Foundation, Hello Sunday Morning will focus on capacity building for long term financial sustainability. There is no other organisation like Hello Sunday Morning and our programs have resulted in a growing and active community of people changing their relationship with alcohol”.Read more about this partnership here
February 9, 2022
Sober in the Country founder is Australia's Local Hero for 2022
On behalf of all the Board and staff of Hello Sunday Morning, we congratulate Shanna Whan on her 2022 Local Hero Australian of the Year award!This is an incredible recognition of her hard work, passion, courage and leadership over many years to encourage Australians to make a change for a better and healthier rural, regional and remote Australia.
January 25, 2022
How to survive the summer without booze
The proportion of people in their 20s who don't drink alcohol has doubled since 2001. This includes author, mental health advocate and former Miss Universe Australia, Molly Rogers, who's been sober since May 1, 2021.Dominique Robert-Hendren from not-for-profit organisation Hello Sunday Morning told Hack, apps like the Daybreak app released by her organisation, could help. "It's an online peer led community. So it's pretty much led by other people who might have very similar journeys as yourself," she said.
December 18, 2020
Why it's important to not ask questions if someone refuses an alcoholic drink

End-of-year work events. Christmas. Hanukkah. New Year's Eve. For people trying to give up drinking, the festive season can be a landmine.

December 17, 2020
Kate saved $10,000 cutting booze. Here's how she stuck to it
It’s been a big year for boozing. A survey by sobriety non-profit Hello Sunday Morning released in October found 19 per cent of 1250 respondents were drinking more heavily than usual, with almost a third admitting they were drinking earlier in the day.
November 16, 2020
Baby Boomers revealed to be biggest drinkers in new report

Most people would tell you hard-partying young people are the biggest drinkers but that’s because they haven’t read this article yet.

October 27, 2020
What your health insurer is doing for mental health during the pandemic
HCF has added access to Hello Sunday Morning and Daybreak – an anonymous alcohol support program.
July 22, 2020
Hello Sunday Morning report rise in Australians drinking ‘every day’

Responsible drinking campaigners have long warned about the dangers of binge drinking, but now Australia might have a new problem.

April 23, 2020
Boost to drug and alcohol service funding during COVID-19 pandemic
The federal government has boosted funding for online drug and alcohol services as the sector prepares for a sharp increase in people seeking help to manage their drug or alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 16, 2020
Worried about your drinking during lockdown? These 8 signs might indicate a problem
We’ve seen images of people “panic buying” alcohol since lockdown started in March. Now new data from the advocacy group Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) shows people are not just stocking up for a rainy day. In households that have been buying extra alcohol, 70% are drinking more than usual too.
November 13, 2019
An app that supports people to cut down on their drinking is saving taxpayers millions

Chris Raine used to pressure people to drink more, now he helps them stop. The founder and CEO of Hello Sunday Morning and its associated Daybreak app hopes to shift the drinking culture in Australia and around the world by helping people cut back their consumption.

November 13, 2019
Can your smartphone help you stop drinking?

All up, Daybreak is generating a 149 per cent return to the Australian economy for every dollar of the Federal Government's $3 million investment, prompting supporters to lobby Canberra for an increase in funding as an alternative to overstretched rehabilitation services.

September 1, 2019
Wellness not addiction: women embrace positive approach to alcohol moderation
A desire for wellness, rather than angst about addiction, is prompting women in their 30s and 40s to cut back on their drinking using apps like Hello Sunday Morning's Daybreak.


Join the 70,000 people who get our latest blog, media articles and personal stories delivered to their inbox every week

Sign up to our newsletter
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. To find out more about how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.