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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

We are helping hundreds of hospitality staff & students!

Be active, connect, learn, give and take notice

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Below are five things that, according to research, can really help to boost our mental wellbeing: 

  1. Connect – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. Learn more in Connect for mental wellbeing.
  2. Be active – you don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life. Learn more in Get active for mental wellbeing.
  3. Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? Find out more in Learn for mental wellbeing.
  4. Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks. Learn more in Give for mental wellbeing.
  5. Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges. Learn more in Mindfulness for mental wellbeing.

Need to talk to someone?

We are delighted to promote The Benevolent Society http://www.bensoc.org.uk and promoting the help line they have secured. This is ONLY available to  those working in the Hospitality and Drinks industry Please call 0800 915 4610 from 8am to 8pm

Their new mental health campaign is now LIVE! The help hotline is a FREE number and their trained counsellors will advise and can also arrange FREE counselling sessions for those in need!

contact SAMH here https://www.samh.org.uk

contact MIND here https://www.mind.org.uk

Let’s tackle mental health together! you are #Notalone

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WHAT OUR HOSPITALITY HEROES ARE SAYING

I experienced tough times a number of years ago when I was taking drugs to get me through the day. I am now drug free and would not be here if it was not for a very supportive family. It is so important to talk to others about your issues.

Donald

Barman / Food server

I was heavily involved in gambling several years ago. I was at rock bottom and without the support of a few close friends who listened and supported me, things would be so much worse. I now do not gamble at all.

Daniel

Front Office manager

I was too macho to speak to anyone, or admit that I had mental health problems. Alcohol and drugs too normal, too accepted in this industry. If there was a charity out there, my family life would not have suffered. The stigma, especially for men not speaking up, must be broken. It is the responsibility of the employers too, to support their staff within this industry.

Liam

Chef

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