Mental Health

The Blacksmiths Arms operator Maria Dillon along with the LoveInspire founder and chief executive Monica Holton

Heineken Brewing Good Cheer campaign celebrates togetherness

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Heineken’s Brewing Good Cheer campaign is subsidising get togethers for good causes, after research revealed 30% of people lacked confidence to go out, despite eight out of 10 people claiming socialising important to their wellbeing.

#IAMWHOLE: BrewDog launch alcohol-free beer alongside charity campaign to raise awareness of ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder' (SAD)

BrewDog launches charity beer SAD AF

By Rebecca Weller

BrewDog has partnered with #IAMWHOLE to launch an alcohol-free charity beer, SAD AF, as part of a mental health campaign to encourage men to talk to friends and family about depression and has pledged to donate 100% of the profits into mental health research....

Natural high: Drug and alcohol use is cultural to catering, said operators (Getty/ South_agency)

Have you seen evidence of drug use at work? Tell us now

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Addiction in hospitality is nothing new. In 2011, research by The Insider showed chefs were nearly twice as likely to be addicted to alcohol and drugs than the average person and, in 2017, Gordon Ramsay described cocaine as the industry’s “dirty little...

Taking care: Nobody needs to struggle alone (Getty/ Aleli Dezmen)

Has your mental health suffered at work? Tell us about it

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The hospitality sector has a mental health problem, with approximately three out of five hospitality workers struggling with a mental health issue in their career, according to Hospitality Action's Mental Health Survey 2020. Vote in our poll to tell...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 29

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: tackling mental health

By Ed Bedington

With stress a major factor in running pubs under the current restrictive regime, the team take a look at mental wellbeing, from both operators own, through to how to ensure you’re staying on top of helping staff with their mental health, with some great...

Lockdown support: the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) saw a 218% increase in those asking for help in 2020, compared to the previous year. (image: fizkes, Getty Images)

Demand for trade charity services trebled in 2020

By Emily Hawkins

The number of people seeking support from the Licensed Trade Charity more than trebled during the past year as the pandemic took its toll on those working in the sector.

Vocal minority: pubs have said the majority of customers have been guidance-compliant and respectful

Analysis

‘Difficult customers a minority’

By Emily Hawkins

Since reopening, many pub operators have taken to social media to lament experiences of customers being rude to pub staff or leaving unreasonable reviews online.

Support is available: if you are struggling with mental health, there are sector-specific and other charities that can help

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Mental health support for pub staff

By Emily Hawkins

There are several charities offering resources to publicans struggling with their mental health, such as helplines and worksheets.

Nitty gritty: The Compass Project’s David Paulin says hospitality needs more practical solutions

Time to put mental health words into action

By Emily Hawkins

The organiser of a project focusing on mental health in hospitality said he realised the pub sector still has a long way to go in breaking down the attached stigmas.

Staff wellbeing: 'Anyone who works in hospitality will understand how going the extra mile can make your guests feel special. The same is true for your staff'

My Shout

Encourage mental health and wellbeing for staff

By Sarah Taylor

It is easy for tensions to fray and the mental health of employees to decline, says Sarah Taylor, content author and hospitality specialist at High Speed Training.