COVID-19 Update – March 2020

For the safety of all those taking part in, and delivering, our training we have suspended the mental health sessions while social distancing measures remain in place.   Please continue to register your interest and we will keep in touch to let you know when they resume. 

We know this is a particularly difficult time for people working in the licensed trade.   If you or any of your team members need to talk to someone remember our helpline is there 24/7 0808 801 0550   On that same number you can speak to advisers on the management line and access practical tips for managers

Licensed Trade Charity Mental Health Training Sessions – Available FOC to Managers from the Licensed Trade.

Managers in the trade have the opportunity to take part in a free mental health training session.  The courses outline how to identify different mental health issues, how to start those difficult conversations and tips on what to say and how to handle the meeting.

The Worshipful Company of Innholders

The training is designed to give managers in independent, leased, tenanted and managed pubs, bars and breweries the confidence to have those difficult conversations with team members that may be suffering from mental health issues.

Feedback so far has been excellent and includes “Good to get more knowledge on a subject that is becoming a much larger part of my role.”

With a grant from the Worshipful Company of Innholders we would usually have one session per month running in locations all around the UK.  If you or one of your team would like to attend please complete our online enquiry form below.

Our upcoming sessions are currently suspended:

MH Event

Training sessions are delivered by Care First, whose team of qualified counsellors have specific knowledge of the nature of the drinks industry and what issues staff may face. Care First provides the charity’s free industry helpline which gives pub, bar and brewery people valuable assistance and support on a range of issues from money worries to housing, health and retraining, with the option of up to six free counselling sessions to help staff directly with mental health issues.

All of the training sessions start at 9:30am for registration, for a 10:00am start and finish between 16:00 – 16:30pm.

Anyone who would like to register their interest in this exciting new initiative, and attend one of the free mental health training events, should fill out the form below or contact

Register your interest here for our mental health training events: