If you, or someone you know, has been affected by a mental health issue or needs support, it is available from within and outside our industry. Please find some links for resources below, followed by a range of articles and webcasts created as part of Travel Weekly’s ongoing Mental Health Matters initiative, launched in 2019 during our 50th anniversary year.
Abta Lifeline offers services including counselling and support:abtalifeline.org.uk
Mental Health Foundation resources:mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus
Samaritans: Call free of charge on 116 123
Recent articles and webcasts
Mental Health Matters Virtual Brunch
The event hears from a range of experts from within and outside the industry, including A&E and television Dr Alex George, who was recently appointed as a government mental health ambassador.
The event also hears from some of those working on the frontline of the travel industry, who share their personal stories and offer support.
Mental health advice for travel staff
The pandemic’s impact on the mental health of travel agents
“Where people put the last ounce of energy into the client or the purpose or the business they can leave nothing for themselves”
Webcast: ‘Don’t be afraid to seek mental health advice amid coronavirus’ (April 2020)
Expert mental health advice
Mental Health Matters series: 2019
Special Report: Travel Weekly Mental Health Matters (June 2019)
The first in Travel Weekly’s Mental Health Matters series, focusing on the issues affecting mental health in the workplace and what companies can do to support employees. Click here to read
Special Report: Mental health challenges facing homeworkers, sales reps and seasonal workers (August 2019)
In the latest instalment of Travel Weekly’s Mental Health Matters series, Natalie Marsh looks at the particular challenges faced by employees based at home, on the road and overseas. Click here to read
Interview: Culture Trip’s Dr Kris Naudts (June 2019)
The firsm’s founder on what prompted him to put mental health at the heart of his travel and media start-up. Click here to read
Mental Health Matters: Returning to work for new mothers can be daunting (October 2019)
Natalie Marsh reports on travel companies that champion keep in-touch days, induction refreshers and flexible working Click here to read