By Angela Green, Content Executive, H&C News: Crerar receives Hospitality Health Wellness Charter.
Crerar Hotels has received a Wellness Charter certificate from Scottish charity Hospitality Health cementing its ongoing commitment to create a positive environment for its teams.
The Wellness Charter is awarded to businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector who pledge to improve the health and wellbeing of its staff with a key focus on positive mental wellbeing.
Hospitality Health, which was formed in August of 2018, to support staff in the hospitality industry, is on a mission to change the way the industry thinks about mental health, and to create a discussion around wellness. The charity believes that recognising and understanding emotions is essential for employers and giving them the tools and skills to understand stress will lead to positive change.
Several organisations within Scotland have been awarded the charter with Crerar Hotels being the latest organisation to receive the certificate after CEO of Crerar Hotels, Chris Wayne-Wills picked up the award in Glasgow.
Speaking at the presentation, Chris Wayne-Wills, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the charter from Hospitality Health as we have invested keep the wellbeing of our team a real focus, especially throughout the past two years.
“Gordon and the team at Hospitality Health are so passionate about helping those that work in the industry by providing invaluable information to anyone that may be facing work or personal worries.
“We have communicated the Hospitality Health website to our entire team and will continue to remind them that there is a wider support network of like-minded professionals who they can connect with should they wish. This is a fantastic charity that is current and definitely needed in an industry that whilst is very rewarding can be very tough.”
Gordon McIntyre, Founder Trustee, Hospitality Health, added: “What we are trying to achieve with Hospitality Health is to equip our industry with the right tools and mental health first aid training to not only address mental health but to put staff welfare first.
“We launched Hospitality Health in Glasgow four years ago with 100 operators in attendance and we have grown considerably post pandemic, with a real need for mental health support.”