Mental Health – the hospitality industry’s biggest issue

Mental Health – the hospitality industry’s biggest issue
Hospitality Action

Hospitality Action

Other 30th November 2017

Mental Health – the hospitality industry’s biggest issue

⁣Across the hospitality industry mental health remains a widespread problem. Hospitality Action, the industry's benevolent organisation, has found that a huge proportion of the support requested by individuals is for addiction, stress and depression.

Research conducted by the charity found that views for the factsheets focusing on anxiety, addiction, stress and depression made up 58% of the top 20 fact sheets viewed on Hospitality Action’s website in the past three months. This highlights where the support is needed most within the high paced industry.

The Observer’s restaurant critic and features writer Jay Rayner reported last week that Andrew Clarke, head chef of Brunswick House in Vauxhall, London, plans to launch a social media campaign called the Pilot Light. The project aims to give professional chefs an outlet to discuss stress-related issues, which is something that Hospitality Action wholeheartedly supports.

Hospitality Action has been offering a range of support networks for those within the hospitality industry for 180 years. Its most recent support network is the Employee Assistance Programme set up four years ago to provide specialist advice and support, including counselling, ensuring that those in need are able to access help quickly and easily 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since launching the EAP, the charity has seen demand for the programme's services
increase with a 15% rise year on year in the number of counselling cases dealt with.

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Notes to editors:

Hospitality Action isthe trade charity for the hospitality industry.

Registered Charity number: 1101083.

About Hospitality Action’s EAP
Hospitality Action’s Employee Assistance Programme has been developed by hospitality people for hospitality people. With over 180 years of experience, it is uniquely placed to understand the things that affect those within the industry.

How we help:

£100 will buy basic clothing and waterproof shoes for someone in need.

£250 will buy baby items for a new mum with no one else to turn to.

£1,000 will help towards the cost of an unexpected funeral.

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