• Timothy R Andrews

Top 5 Mental Health Wellbeing Tips for Hospitality Workers during the Covid-19 crisis

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

Hospitality workers are having a tough time of it at the moment. First we're working, then suddenly we're not, then we are and now we're not again. By the time you read this, we might be back at work again. This can be hard to handle, and it comes as no surprise that our sector is one of the hardest hit with high numbers of mental health issues right now.

Given these ups and downs, it's important to try and maintain a sense of wellbeing as much as possible so that we can deal with the few months ahead in the best way and be ready for any changes and challenges that may present themselves.

1. Seek out reliable information

The internet and social media is filled with conspiracy theories, negativity, rumours and speculation. Everyone seems to have an opinion - often based more on emotion rather than reality. Rather than spend your hours flicking through social media and news posts, get your information from the NHS website which contains all the facts you need to know. If particular pages, friends etc are making posts that are increasing your anxiety, why not mute them for a while (they'll never know and you can pick up again when you're ready. IF you're ready). Or you could simply unfollow or unsubscribe - do you really want to expose yourself to someone or an organisation that causes you stress?

2. Stay in touch with people