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Q&A Mental Health
October 29, 2018
We can no longer ignore the taboo surrounding mental health. On Monday, October 29, James Beard Award winning chef Nina Compton and Psychologist Errol Rodriguez combined their experience and expertise to discuss mental health in the culinary world. It was a great opportunity to ask any burning questions. Read the Q&A *here*.
July 24, 2018 New Orleans
The second HEARD! event took place in New Orleans, another opportunity for chefs to share their experiences and issues together and without judgement. This HEARD! event was about staff retention and mental well-being. It is easy to show up and do your job, but it is not easy to truly listen. You are a team, and it is important to be open and there for your team, and to ask them what is going on.
But also take care of your own mental health: limit alcohol to help you sleep, ensure one day off per week, and spend more time around people.
Download the discussion below!
May 15, 2018 New York
On May 15 our first HEARD! happened in New York. HEARD! offers a safe and intimate environment for chefs to open up about what challenges them, with a professional panel on hand to offer solutions. Our passion for food shouldn't come at a cost. This HEARD! event resulted in actions to improve well-being in your team: look for small ways to check in with your team, look people in the eye to enhance interaction, and stick around for the response when you ask someone 'how are you?'
Download the discussion below, including links to free (local) resources to improve mental well-being!
AN HOUR FOR US
Get started! Start to work with the #FairKitchens Code and take part in ‘An Hour for Us’, an opportunity to kickstart the #FairKitchens movement. Pick an hour in the day, get together with your team and discuss what the Code means to you. Tag your social posts with #FairKitchens and #AnHourforUs to help spread the word!