World Mental Health Day acknowledged across trade

By Gary Lloyd

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World Mental Health Day 2022

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Leading figures in the hospitality trade have come together to support World Mental Health Day, which took place on Monday 10 October.

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said hospitality aims to tackle both by providing supported pathways to meaningful employment through initiatives like Only A Pavement Away and the LTC charity and Hospitality Action. Nicholls added the same day is also World Homeless Day.

Night-Time Economy Adviser for Manchester Sacha Lord insisted people “check in” on themselves, family and friends as we enter “probably the toughest winter in our lifetime”.

Slice of heaven

Alison Bowyer, who is head of food at the Liberation Group, across UK (Butcombe) and the Channel Islands tweeted calming ocean sounds in respect of World Mental Health Day, which The Burnt Chef Project – which raises awareness for mental health in the hospitality profession while supporting individuals via free 24/7 services – called “a little slice of your heaven in Burnt Chef HQ this morning”.

The day, which is organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and takes place on 10 October every year, has the theme of ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

Conditions to thrive

WHO bids to ensure mental health is treated on a par with physical health because mental health problems exist in everyone’s lives, families, workplaces and communities.

It said: “We must do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health – as individuals and as a society. We will continue to call on national and local governments to prioritise reducing the factors known to pose a risk to people’s mental health, enhancing those known to protect it and creating the conditions needed for people to thrive.”

World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.


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