The Licensed Trade Charity has revealed the latest schedule of mental health training sessions that are designed to help managers spot the warning signs of mental health issues amongst their workforce, whilst teaching them how to deal with problems. The charity is urging pubcos and managers to get involved in the project to help widen awareness of mental health issues within the drinks trade.

Leading pubco providers Fuller’s, Mitchells & Butlers and Stonegate have provided venues for the sessions as well as being in attendance. The sessions are completely free and have already been attended by managers from some of the biggest pubcos in the country.

The unique training courses are being run in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Innholders, who are sponsoring the initiative until 2021. This is to ensure the industry reinforces best practice in how to support someone with mental health problems and give managers the confidence to deal with difficult situations that may arise.

Charity services Manager Carolyn Jenkinson said: “We are really excited to reveal the next six months of industry training having successfully launched in London and Birmingham already. The sessions will give managers vital assistance in equipping themselves with knowledge and confidence to deal with staff who are struggling with their mental health”.

The next set of events will take place as follows:

•          Tuesday 19th March – Manchester

•          Tuesday 16th April – Bristol

•          Tuesday 14th May – Kent

•          Tuesday 18th June – Venue TBC

•          Tuesday 16th July – London

•          Tuesday 13th August – Nottingham Places are available at each of the training sessions listed and you can register your interest online.

For more information, head to the charity’s website: http://bit.ly/LTCMentalHealthTraining

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