A pub company’s workplace wellbeing strategy could be in line to win an industry-recognised award.
The Stonegate Pub Company have made it through to the final of the ‘Best New Wellbeing Strategy’ category at the REBA Employee Wellbeing Awards.
Their strategy is based around training team members so they have the confidence to discuss mental health and bring it up with colleagues that may need support.
This year, over 1,000 of their general managers and line managers will receive the training through face-to-face workshops.
This large scale commitment is what gained them the nod for the award. By April 2020, Stonegate will have a mental health champion in each of its sites.
Overall, with so many members of staff committed to the mental health and wellbeing of their colleagues, a healthy culture will develop that will simply make those pubs better places to work.
Staff knowing they’re supported will make all the difference, especially in the busy and stressful hospitality industry.
In words of Stonegate’s head of HR Suzanne Haydon: “The statistics reported on World Mental Health Day, where 84% of hospitality workers reported an increased in stress as a direct result of their job, were alarming and we take this responsibility in looking after our teams very seriously.”
“We’re not trying to turn our teams into counsellors, but this programme is designed to give our people the skills and confidence they need.”
It doesn’t need to be on such a large scale, but your own organisation can gain the same skills through BounceBack’s two-day Mental Health First Aid course.
The next session is in February and would be an ideal way to show your commitment towards positive mental health in 2020.
We can’t promise an award, but we can teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.
Click this link to find out more about our specialist MHFA Courses.