Being able to thrive despite experiencing challenging events or situations can appear to be easier for some of us than others. Some appear to manage to carry on, others feel more overwhelmed. Appearances can be deceptive, and how we feel may differ from how we act or how we are careful to appear to others. Just as our biological responses to stress and pressure vary, our psychological responses and vulnerabilities differ too.
Being resilient is to experience challenges or adversity and absorb these into your own experience. But it is also about the ability to use this experience to reach forward to new challenges.
For some it has negative connotations – but it is NOT simply hardiness, denial, ‘getting on with it’ or the absence of burnout.
Resilience is about not just surviving, but learning to thrive again.
We are working in partnership with lifelink, a Glasgow charity in delivering resilience training workshops for hospitality students and staff.
Please contact us if you would be interested in this for your students / staff.
If you would like to support us at our events, or support us through fundraising activities, please get in touch.
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.
DonaldBarman / 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.
DanielFront 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.