COVID-19 wellbeing hub.

The COVID-19 crisis has triggered an existential threat to the future of our industry. Businesses have closed, thousands of jobs lost or furloughed and countless careers are hanging in the balance. This is a time of uncertainty and fear for many of us in the hospitality industry.

From financial worries, to housing, relationships and even grief. We find ourselves coming to terms with a new reality and all the anxiety uncertainty brings. For many of us a career in hospitality isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life. To suddenly lose the career, business or team you’ve worked hard to establish can be devastating. 

Pre-existing mental health conditions, addictions, or family tensions can worsen during these uncertain times. We have designed this hub to collate the best of our advice to help you navigate these uncertain times and to connect you with organisations who can help.

We will do our best to keep these pages updated as the crisis develops. You can always find the most up to date advice on the Government and NHS websites and always trust the information they provide first and foremost. If you, or somebody close to you is suffering from an acute problem with your mental health please call us on 0808 802 2111 24/7 for free.

Your mental health.

Lockdown Lessons - Mental Health Stories

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 and the launch of our COVID19 Wellness Hub in association with Compass UK & Ireland we're proud to present Lockdown Lessons.

The film is a collection of stories and tips from fellow hospitality people who have suffered from a mental health problem in the past.

It's designed for anybody who is finding life challenging under lockdown. For many a career in hospitality isn't just a job, it's a way of life. To suddenly lose both income and a sense of identity can be devastating and this film hopes to show you that you're not alone.

Family & Relationships.

Employment & Money.

Thanks to our partners.

This section of our website is an evolution of the mental health campaign launched in 2019 in partnership with Compass UK & Ireland and with the support of Pladis, Fair Kitchens and The Savoy Educational Trust. Thanks to their commitment and support we're proud to continue our mission to protect the mental health of our industry during these challenging times.

Mark Lewis, Chief Executive, Hospitality Action.

“We want to act quickly to provide practical, simple information and tools that are easy to implement and can help break the taboos that surround talking about our mental health. By having Compass, Pladis & The Savoy Educational Trust onboard, we are able to raise the bar further and we hope to reach many more people with our message.”

Robin Mills, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland.

“As a large employer I believe we can make a positive difference in helping our people as well as our colleagues across the industry in managing their mental health. By raising awareness of this issue and providing access to information, I hope it will encourage people to seek help when they need it - the more that can be done to enable people to speak up and get support, the better.”