One in four people suffer from mental health issues, however from a recent survey one in three people suffer from mental health issues within the hospitality and events industry. It’s a big issue. And in the latest step to raise awareness, Leigh Cowlishaw past Chair and current Board member of the HBAA is leading a board initiative of raising awareness of mental health in our industry. Having recently become a Mental Health First Aider; the HBAA are now running open MHFA England accredited Mental Health First Aid Courses. Now both members and non-members will be able to train their staff to become qualified and receive a recognised qualification. meetingsclub caught up with Leigh who has been overwhelmed by the positive response to news of the courses!
If you would like to find out more details about the courses which are taking place on the 2nd & 3rd May 2019 at the Macdonald Windsor Hotel and the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham on the 20th & 21st June go to: www.hbaa.org.uk/mental-health