7 of hospitality staff are comfortable talking to their employer about mental

first_imgJust 7% of hospitality employee respondents would feel comfortable talking to their employer about their mental health, according to research by Pizza Hut and Mental Health UK.The research, which surveyed 500 UK hospitality employees, also found that more than half (56%) of respondents have received adverse treatment at work as a result of a mental health issue.The research also found:44% of respondents would not talk to anyone about their mental health, not even friends or family.15% of respondents believe that mental health at work is the responsibility of the entire organisation.24% of respondents feel that offering flexible working is the best way that employers in the hospitality industry can support employees’ mental health.Kathryn Austin (pictured), director of HR and marketing at Pizza Hut Restaurants, said: “Research tells us that one in four people in this country are affected by mental health each year. When you consider the number of people working in hospitality and using hospitality services, this puts our industry in a unique position to impact people’s lives for the better. We know we have a responsibility to support and protect all the people who touch our business, whether that’s our employees or our guests.“As a business we put people at the heart of everything we do and that’s why we are investing heavily in training and development. It’s not just about teaching our people the skills they need to do their jobs, but also giving them skills for life including behavioural, emotional and relationship skills.”Emma Malcolm, associate director for fundraising and engagement at Rethink Mental Illness, added: “It is incredibly important to support your staff’s mental health in the workplace. As these findings highlight, mental health problems are extremely common, and yet people still shy away from talking openly about them with colleagues.“We are delighted to be working with Pizza Hut Restaurants to help [it] lead the way in the hospitality industry and make it a priority to support the mental wellbeing of its employees through fundraising and training opportunities.”last_img read more

Twelfth Doctors Comic Adventures Continue in Issue 214

first_imgStay on target Peter Capaldi’s on-screen adventures may end this year, but the Twelfth Doctor will endure on the comic book page.Issue 14 of the Doctor’s second year launched on Wednesday, marking the start of a two-party story featuring the mystery of the Time Surgeon.In Titan Comics’ “Invasion of the Mindmorphs” Part 1, writer Robbie Morrison and artist Rachael Stott plunge readers into the alternative-timeline world of the Time Surgeon—a punk rocker chrononaut from the planet Galahad with Gallifreyan-like tattoos, a sonic scalpel, and silver-fox mohawk—and his assistant, Nurse Kara.But step back from The Minister and his eradicating deathroids, and you’ll meet fictional creators Sonny Robinson and Val Kent, who are about to get a visit from the Doctor they’re parodying.“From the means streets of 1920s San Francisco to a reality-shaping serpent of myth, we close out Year Two with a two-part film noir gumshoe horror spectacular that’s packed full of surprises,” the comiXology description said.Part 1 comes with three new covers, and is available in print and digital form for $8 or $3.99, respectively.Titan ComicsMorrison kicked off the Golden Years of the Doctor and Clara in January 2016; now, the year-long adventure ends with next month’s part-two installment. Issue 15 hits stands March 1; excited fans can pre-order the book online.For those who prefer to collect en masse, volume five of the Twelfth Doctor’s comic adventures (issues six through 10) launched in December; all 117 pages are available for $14.99 in softcover/hardcover or digital editions.Titan Comics, meanwhile, plans to follow December’s digital-first “The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories” release with a comic book mini-series featuring new superhero, The Ghost.As reported by Blogtor Who, the four-parter from George Mann features Capaldi’s Doctor, Lucy, The Ghost (first seen in the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special), and super-villain The Smoke on a journey through time and space (as if there’s any other kind).The upcoming title includes five covers from artists Mariano Laclaustra, Simon Myers, Antonio Fuso, and Luis Guerrero. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more