Mental Health Matters: Advice, articles and contacts for those in need

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

Advantage/AWTE Travel Support Bubble: email and read more here

Mental Health Foundation

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

‘Focus on the present to manage mental health’ expert says

Travel bosses ‘must take time for own mental health’

Tui retail boss outlines impact of crisis on agents’ mental health

Advantage and AWTE join forces for ‘Travel Support Bubble’

Travel Counsellors launches mental health-focused initiatives

“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

How to adjust to changes in the ways we live and work

My Whole Self – tips for working from home – guidance on daily routines from Mental Health First Aid England

Living with the pandemic if you already have mental health problems

Advice: Helping business leaders cope with anxiety

Mental Health Matters series: 2019

Mental health support WIDE

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

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