Research from the World Health Organization found that during the first year of the pandemic, levels of anxiety and depression increased, worldwide, by 25%. Meanwhile, two years later, more than a third of disability claims under Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plans in 2022 were due to mental-health reasons.
So where does this leave Ontario's tourism industry, which has been navigating changeable public health policies, financial loss, labour shortages, and record visitor numbers - often at the same time?
Burnout: Confronting the Tourism Industry's Mental Health Crisis, hosted byLet's Get Uncomfortable,will feature conversations with mental health professionals, advocates for emotional safety in the workplace, and tourism professionals, examining what it takes to keep your business, career - and your wellbeing - afloat in this ever-evolving industry. Join LGU co-founder Shalene Dudley with guest Hassel Aviles, co-founder and executive director of hospitality non-profit global leader in mental health advocacy, Not 9 to 5,about the current structures of mental health support that exist within the tourism industry, where the gaps are -- and how to go about closing them.
Our first event will take place on Tuesday, October 11 from 10am-11:30am EST on Zoom (registrants will receive the link before the event). Those who cannot attend live will receive a recording after the event. Click below to register!