The initiative is led by the directors and sees every hotel have a minimum of one fully qualified Mental Health First Aider, trained to spot the signs of someone who may be struggling.
According to the brand, a 2017 government report found that almost three-quarters (74%) of employees working in hotels feel stressed and over a quarter (26%) suffer from poor mental health.
Moira Laird, HR director at Valor Hospitality Europe who was instrumental in developing the programme, said: “In the hospitality industry, we are so good at looking after other people, that we can sometimes forget to look after ourselves.
“Our policy states that we will ensure that all work practices, the environment and culture we create will enhance and protect the health and wellbeing of our employees.”
Moira added: “By allowing our teams to lead on the initiative, we are not only fostering engagement in it, but improving its effectiveness as a result of taking input from the individuals who will benefit most from it.”