Supporting your wellbeing during COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis is one of the most challenging and difficult times the tourism industry has ever faced. Business owners, employees and people who are self-employed are facing uncertainty about the future of their jobs and businesses. Times like this can naturally cause significant anxiousness and worry. Fáilte Ireland has launched a suite of supports to help the industry through this difficult time, on both a professional and personal level.
I Am Here
Fáilte Ireland, in partnership with PulseLearning, is offering the I Am Here: Rapid Response service to the Irish tourism industry. This is a programme of mental health support and learning within the workplace and beyond to empower employers and employees to have courageous conversations about mental health.
I Am Here recognises that people in your business want to connect with their fellow team members to get the help or support they may need, especially during times of crisis. This programme enables your team members to signpost existing services to those who need it.
Employee Assistance Programme: Counselling and support
To provide more formal supports to those who need it, Fáilte Ireland has partnered with Inspire Workplaces to offer free and confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme. This is available widely to business owners, employees and people who are self-employed in the industry.
Inspire Workplaces offers wellbeing supports and counselling services as well as advice on financial concerns and legal issues, and has a wealth of experience of supporting organisations and employees at times of crisis across Ireland.
Through a Freephone Helpline, offered 24/7/365, businesses and employees can access this full range of services:
- Freephone Helpline on 1800 201346: You will need to quote Fáilte Ireland when accessing the service to ensure the services are provided to you free of charge.
- Visit www.inspiresupporthub.org and on the homepage, click the purple ‘Sign Up’ icon, top right. Where prompted, enter your company PIN, which is unique to Fáilte Ireland: COFIHUB!