Drinks industry charity, The Benevolent, release recommendations and case studies designed to help employers safeguard drinks industry employees
Announced today to coincide with World Mental Health Day, The Benevolent have made a set of recommendations and case studies available to drinks industry companies, with a view to safeguarding the mental health of workers.
This initiative runs alongside the charity’s #NotAlone campaign, which aims to remove the perceived stigma attached to mental health issues, and provide drinks workers with direct access to free mental health support.
The Benevolent believes that the recommendations released today “will have a huge impact on companies operating in the UK Drinks Industry, and move the trade closer to its ultimate goal of a stigma free environment in the workplace.”
Accompanying the working recommendations are a number of case studies, offered as examples of good practice.
Chris Porter, CEO of The Benevolent says: “The level of support from the industry this year has been incredible. I am so pleased that we are seeing engagement in words now begin to translate into action. It is further proof of the commitment to addressing the daily issues faced by our colleagues who now no longer need suffer in silence, without anywhere to turn to or feeling isolated. The stigma is gradually being lifted and the conversation is opening. The words are turning into actions. There is still a long way to go, but the reception of the initiative by this wonderful trade demonstrates a real desire to deliver help and comfort to those who are facing mental health difficulties.”
The list of recommendations, and case studies, can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.