The Australian charity R U OK? has launched an online course to help people in the hospitality industry that may be struggling mentally.
The course, funded with the aid of Comcater and Mal Meiers’ Food for Thought program, and created by R U OK? and hospitality training provider Allara Learning, is an interactive course to help people recognise the signs of someone struggling. It also helps them find the right space and time to ask them the question and what to say if they answer No, indicating that they’re aren’t okay.
R U Ok? has also released new data from a recent survey with hospitality professionals which revealed that most hospitality workers (80per cent) believed mental health issues were a major challenge facing the industry at the moment.