Scottish Industry Supports Frontline Workers Mental Health With Anxiety Toolkit

An anxiety toolkit is now available for Scotland’s hospitality workers. It has been launched in response to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 and how it has impacted the mental wellbeing of the trade.
The guidance is free for anyone to download to support you and your teams from  If you would like further advice or would like to talk to someone impartial, please contact
Designed to help hospitality workers recognising the symptoms of stress and anxiety, the guide offers suggestions of ways to help yourself and your colleagues as leisure and tourism businesses adjust to operating through the COVID-19 pandemic and returning to work.
Developed in partnership by Experience Glasgow and Scotland’s Hospitality Health charity, the toolkit is intended to help operators improve the health and wellbeing of themselves and their teams,  and aims to support triggers surrounding the pandemic such as health concerns, safety at work; wearing PPE, new working practices, financial worries and dealing with the possibility of redundancies.
Recognising symptoms is helpful to develop coping mechanisms, and the guide offers prescriptive support for good emotional health and an understanding into the route of breaking the stress cycle and any negative thoughts.
Gordon Mcintyre (pictured left with Craig Martin chairman of Experience Glasgow), Vice Chairman of Experience Glasgow and chair of Hospitality Health, said, “Going back to work may be a daunting experience, and it’s common to experience some anxiety when coping with stressful events and changes.
“Some people may recover in a few weeks on their own, while others may need additional help and support. That’s why we’ve developed a bank of resources to support our trade to adopt positive behaviours coping mechanisms surrounding any anxieties, especially around the new normal in service.
“Our collaborative toolkit is a must for anyone emotionally affected by Covid-19, who works in hospitality. Please do share with your friends and colleagues to support your teams through any periods of stress or anxiety.”
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Tags: anxiety toolkit, COVID-19, Experience Glasgow, Hospitality Health