These are unprecedented times and there’s so much uncertainty around our industry right now with job losses, bars and restaurants are shut in many countries, and we’re looking at potentially months before things begin to return to some sort of normality.
We’ve pulled together a rolling list of organisations and websites that are providing help and support through these difficult times.
We will continue to update this list, so please send us any organisations that we should add to the list: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NHS website dedicated to Coronavirus. If you think you have symptoms that match, head here and answer the questions which will guide you to what to do.
Founded in 1886 (formerly The Benevolent), The Drinks Trust’s mission is to help colleagues from the trade facing serious medical or financial hardship or any other workplace or home difficulties. Today The Benevolent continues to be at the heart of the UK drinks industry and is the only charity supporting employees from every sector of the drinks trade, no matter where they were employed or what their personal situation.
Sister charity to The Drinks Trust, The BEN supports people of all ages who have worked in the licensed trade for at least three years full-time in Scotland. Offering financial, social and emotional support with beneficiaries receiving annual financial assistance as well as discretionary grants for emergency situations. More information on the support we provide can be found on the Who we help page.
As well as financial support, the charity also operates the picturesque BEN Pitlochry Estate on the banks of the River Tay, consisting of 18 bungalows which are rented at subsidised rates for eligible residents.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Based in Manchester, So Let’s Talk is dedicated to supporting the hospitality industry in the North with mental health and addiction.
A charity dedicated to helping workers in the Hospitality Industry with a variety of needs from financial, health and legal.
#FairKitchens is a movement of chefs supporting chefs to inspire a new kitchen culture. Cooking is a language we’re fluent in, and our passion for food is what makes this industry great. To keep that flame alive, we’re proposing a kitchen culture that’s kinder and more open than the one we know.
The CDC website is the place to go for all your information about Coronavirus for all those that live in the US.
During these uncertain times the USBG Foundation strives to be a resource for our bar industry community providing information and financial support for bartenders across the USA.
No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counsellor at a crisis centre in your area, anytime 24/7.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
The Heirloom Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings culinary professionals together to raise awareness and funds for youth development programming in the communities where we work. Eligible organizations may apply for grants and, if awarded, attend the annual Family Meal event which brings together grantees with contributing chefs.
The Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance grants for Atlanta area restaurant workers facing an unanticipated hardship.
Big Table exists to see the lives of those working in the restaurant and hospitality industry transformed by building community around shared meals and caring for those who are in crisis, transition, or falling through the cracks. This community and care are open to all in the industry without condition.
We provide comprehensive solutions to address addiction and its effects on restaurant employees, their families and the restaurant industry.
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified Intuitive Eating counselor in private practice, specializing in nutrition therapy for eating disorders and Health at Every Size.
Un86’d is a charity created to aid in monetary relief for restaurant professionals in need, including educating workers on how to utilize public and private health care for their own benefit. We strive to support an industry that is often overlooked.
An open format, peer counselling group that brings together individuals who are struggling with substance abuse issues in the food and beverage industry and gives them a safe place to openly discuss, brainstorm, and resolve issues.
Louisiana Hospitality Foundation (New Orleans)
The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation provides financial assistance and guidance to members of the hospitality industry during times of crisis, which is a core part of our mission. The Foundation raises funds through our signature fundraising events and other contributions, manages the application process for crisis assistance, and provides the administrative and financial services necessary to support the accounting and tracking of funds distributed.
Qualified applicants must be currently employed in the hospitality industry, and also working and living in Louisiana.
Every day, individuals in BC’s hospitality industry serve you. They are your baristas, concierges, hotel staff, cooks, winery and brewery workers, waiters, bartenders and wine sales people. While providing hospitality can be rewarding, most jobs in the industry are part-time with minimal benefits.
Working for Change (formerly the Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses) was established in 1994 to respond to the need for employment opportunities for people with mental health issues. Since opening our catering company, the Raging Spoon, in 1997, we have developed five additional social enterprises that provide employment to people with mental health issues.
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness a a physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.
SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness
National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling services 24-hour online support for workers and professionals.
Government portal for support with mental health issues
Government institute for the monitoring and help with work related mental disorders
Government site with tips on legal issues, rights and what to do when you have work related mental issues or conflicts.
Private company specialised in treating work related mental disorders.
If you struggle with severe suicide thoughts, you can visit the website or either call the number 113 and that is the help line.
Organización dedicada a mejorar la vida de las personas de forma integral. En temas de adicciones, es la única en Colombia que presta servicios en todo el circuito: prevención, tratamiento, investigación y formación. Adicionalmente, la organización brinda una variedad de herramientas a quienes sufren de dependencia emocional (forma de relacionamiento marcada por la sensación de abandono e incapacidad).
Equipo Oficinal de Terapia Dialéctica en Colombia, enfocada en mejorar estilo de vida por medio de un Tratamiento Psicológico Cognitivo Conductual basado en evidencia científica para problemas de Desregulación Emocional, enfocado en el Entrenamiento de Habilidades Psicosociales y el Mindfulness. Orientado a personas con dificultades de regulación emocional (personalidad límite, desorden bipolar, desórdenes alimenticios, autolesiones, suicidio)
Institución especializada en el diagnóstico y tratamiento integral de trastornos alimenticios, trastornos de ansiedad (pánico, fobias, estrés post-traumático, ansiedad generalizada y trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo) y trastornos de estados de ánimo (depresión, distimia y trastorno bipolar).
Organización de servicios en psicología clínica, cuyo diferencial es la oferta de diversos servicios caracterizados por su fundamentación y rigor científico. Para adultos, cuentan con atenciones especializados y ajustados a cada persona, tales como: problemas emocionales y de ansiedad, hábitos nerviosos, problemas del estado de ánimo, y problemas relacionados con la salud. Adicionalmente, ofrecen consultoría organizacional sobre: diseño de soluciones relacionadas con el desarrollo humano, solución de problemas de comportamiento comunes en organización y protocolos de capacitación y desarrollo personal.