If you are struggling, there are a number of organisations providing resources and support:
Pilot Lightis a campaign focused on inspiring change in the way people think and act about mental health through addressing industry specific issues found in hospitality. Pilot Light aims to create awareness by igniting a conversation around mental health stigma, and supports the learning and understanding of mental health issues by offering content, tools and resources.
They are partnering with Shout, a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.
By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’, you will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to you using trained techniques via text.
If you feel that one of your colleagues is struggling, Pilot Light offers guidelines and information on how to spot the signs. For their advice and information on staying well, click here.
Healthy Hospois an organisation working toward a healthier, happier hospitality industry. As a Healthy Hospo Member, for less than the price of a cup of coffee in most cities (£2 a month), you’ll get acces to a digital training platform covering a wide range of subjects around health and wellness. You can benefit from exclusive discounts and offers from their partners, curated articles and features, informational and educational video content and free entry to all Healthy Hospo events and workshops. For more information, click here.
The The Burnt Chef Project is a non-profit campaign operating to challenge mental health stigma in hospitality through online training, open conversations and sales of branded custom merchandise. The earnings are used to re-invest back into mental health training and useful resources for all of hospitality. Visit their shop here.