IHF Launches New Health And Well-Being Support Programme

By Dave Simpson
IHF Launches New Health And Well-Being Support Programme

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has launched a new health and well-being support programme for its members and their teams.

The initial programme, which is being provided by Laya Healthcare, offers information and immediate access to professional support on a wide range of matters including anxiety and stress management, loss and bereavement, and physical health. IHF members also have exclusive access to a series of monthly seminars on topical issues from financial management to making sustainable diet changes.

"The Right Support And Assistance"

IHF president Elaina Fitzgerald Kane stated, "From time to time, we can all face challenges in our lives that can test our resilience and mental health. Or we may want to make changes to our lifestyle to improve our mental or physical well-being but aren't too sure where to start. Through this programme we want to make it easier for our members and their teams to access the right support and assistance, in confidence, that can help them to better manage their health and well-being."

Fitzgerald Kane said that the health and well-being programme is part of the IHF's ongoing commitment to supporting its members in applying best practise employment standards and enhancing employee welfare, and added, "This latest initiative is a win-win for everyone - employers and their teams. Employees across all levels of a member organisation can avail of a wide range of supports easily and confidentially, while from the employers' perspective, research amongst employees in Ireland shows that the majority are more likely to stay longer with employers who show an interest in their health and well-being."

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