Free Mental Health & Wellbeing Training For Hospitality

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“It has been the most difficult 24 months the industry has ever faced”, said Hospitality Health and HIT Scotland this week, “and there has never been a more important time for the industry to invest in its most valuable asset, its people”.    

As a result, they are offering a selection of fully-funded mental health and wellbeing training courses for staff within the hospitality and tourism industry.  The range of courses will provide Managers with the tools to support employees, improve their mental wellbeing, and ensure they feel supported as the industry bounces back.

The courses are funded through the Tourism Recovery Fund and supported by Skills Development Scotland and they cover a range of training opportunities including training staff to deliver in house training of Mental Health First Aiders, certified training for awareness of well-being and mental health issues and resilience training.

Applications opened on Monday 24th January 2022 and close on Sunday 6th February 2022. There are only a limited number of places available on each of the programmes, and they are advising that applications are submitted early.

Gordon McIntyre, Chairman of Hospitality Health commented, “What a fantastic opportunity for the industry. Without the funding support from the Tourism Recovery Fund we would not be able to offer this. It will have a huge impact on the wellbeing and mental fitness of the staff within the hospitality and tourism industries and should have a lasting impact.”

David Cochrane, CEO of HIT Scotland said, “It is the people within the industry who will drive the recovery of the industry. Therefore, the wellbeing of individuals across the sector is paramount. This suite of development will enable many businesses to improve their knowledge in this area, and build up a culture of resilience and support for their teams for the long term.”

The Mental Health & Wellbeing programme follows on from a very successful Tourism & Hospitality Development Programme which was managed by HIT Scotland, where more than 2000 employees within the industry gained inspirational supervisory, management and leadership skills.

Full information about all the courses and how to apply via the HIT Scotland website at https://hitscotland.co.uk/mental-health-wellbeing-courses

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