Blog. Relaunching our college Addiction Awareness Programme

September 16, 2019 | Author: Jeremy Gibson

For many years Hospitality Action has run a seminar programme for college students focusing on the dangers of addiction in the hospitality industry. The programme, kindly funded by The Savoy Educational Trust, is a highly regarded asset for college lecturers keen to make sure their students are equipped to make positive lifestyle choices.

Following a period of consultation with academics including the highly-skilled team at PACE we’re proud to unveil the next generation of teaching resource in the form of our new educational film, featuring Michelin-starred chefs Tom Kerridge and Phil Howard.

The film takes an honest look at the dangers of addiction in our industry. From drugs and alcohol to gambling it introduces viewers to the signs and behaviours to watch out for and advises on when and how to seek help. We’re incredibly grateful to Phil and Tom for their openness which helps bring the story to life for students and those working in the industry alike. I would also like to thank the team at Park Plaza Hotels, especially Rahul and Monique from the Marketing team and the whole team at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge who have been incredibly generous with their time and resources to help us produce the film

Accompanying the film is a discussion guide so that tutors can open a conversation with students about the risks of addiction when they enter the workplace. The film is available to all colleges to integrate to their e-learning platforms so that students can revisit the film at any point in the year.

As well as being available to teachers and students we’re delighted to offer the film to any hospitality employer who would like to use it as part of their wellbeing programme. It’s a great resource and a non-judgemental way of broaching a delicate issue with your team.

If you’d like a copy of the accompanying discussion notes then drop me a line.


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