The Belfry Hotel & Resort, located in Warwickshire, is proud to be offering fully-funded, unlimited mental health counselling and support for all its employees in collaboration with The Burnt Chef Project and Thrive Mental Wellbeing.
Gaining help with mental health can currently be a lengthy process, so the collaboration will provide Belfry employees with instant round-the-clock access to a number of resources to help the prevention, early detection, and self-management of common mental health conditions.
The partnership will see Kris Hall, CEO and Founder of The Burnt Chef Project and his team deliver mental health training to all managers at The Belfry, who will also have access to a suite of online training modules, to help with their understanding of these conditions and to further support their teams. Each employee will have their own personal access to the Thrive Mental Wellbeing app allowing them to choose how they want to interact and receive support from in-house therapists, including video calls, phone calls or messaging.
Kirsten Price, Head of People at The Belfry, comments, “It’s no industry secret that the mental health and wellbeing of our workforce is a big topic of conversation and rightly so. At The Belfry we want to continue our market-leading approach to supporting our teams whilst remaining employer of choice, and our partnership with The Burnt Chef Project helps us do exactly that. The Burnt Chef Project is helping us as an industry to start those important conversations, change the way in which we talk about, and manage, mental health and help us make a real difference. We’re looking forward to launching a range of initiatives with The Burnt Chef Project that aim to build awareness whilst also educating and supporting our teams to ensure that they can remain healthier in the workplace”
Kris Hall, Founder of The Burnt Chef Project, said, “84% of hospitality professionals experience mental health issues within their career, and nearly half of these people felt uncomfortable talking about their concerns. This support tool enables The Belfry to move to a proactive position so individuals in their team can be truly in control of their wellbeing. It’s a vital component of not just providing easy access to mental health services to their teams and improving workplace wellbeing but also providing critical support to the Managers we will be training. With over eight million people on the NHS waiting list for therapy currently it's essential that we can provide access to both those experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing but also to those who may need more help to support their peers and colleagues”.
Chris Eigelaar, Resort Director at The Belfry Hotel and Resort, comments “We recognise the impact and serious nature of mental health wellness on our teams and with over 800 employees at The Belfry, it’s crucial that we provide the right support. Partnering with The Burnt Chef Project will give us access to Thrive Mental Wellbeing, an app that will be readily available to every employee, right in their pocket. I am committed to our team’s wellbeing and look forward to helping create a healthier and more sustainable industry”.
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