As Scotland's hospitality and #licensed #trade charity, The Ben is increasingly concerned about the impact of #Coronavirus on the people of our industry both in terms of health but also potential financial hardship.
The Ben is here as a safety net for anyone who works in our trade and is facing extreme financial hardship as a result of the virus, and we may be in a position to offer one-off financial assistance on a case by case basis.
If this applies to you or any colleagues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office on 0141 353 3596.
We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Breathing Space. We have identified a huge need for mental health assistance in the licensed trade and hospitality sector in Scotland. Our president Mr John Hutchinson is delighted to introduce the new initiative " I’m delighted that the BEN will partner with Breathing space, at this time when COVID is having such a detrimental impact on the lives of so many people in the Hospitality trade, its essential that as Scotland’s hospitality charity we support as many people we can by promoting this essential service supporting peoples emotional wellbeing…"
You can speak to a Breathing Space advisor on 0800 83 85 87.
The Breathing Space phoneline is available:
If you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support out with these hours you can contact Samaritans on 116 123.
Your call will be confidential and will be taken by a trained Samaritans volunteer. The phoneline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are ill and feel it can't wait until your GP surgery re-opens you can call NHS 24 on 111. For an emergency ambulance you should dial 999.
Have you worked in the trade and have a financial need? If so, you can apply to the BEN for help...
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