Not 9 to 5 created CNECTing, the world’s only digital platform designed for the hospitality industry to distribute educational content about mental health and bring the community together. Created for us by us.

CNECTing is here to train you in mental health and substance use support skills. By joining, you’ll have the chance to access to our industry-specific community platform including our first-of-its-kind CNECTed certification program. Join CNECTing + get CNECTed certified.

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Who It’s For

Employees

Having easy access to resources, education, community building, and support for you to take care of your own mental health has never been more important for hospitality workers. Being supported and informed gives you the tools to cope and manage.

Employers

Empowering your team with mental health education, community and certification is an excellent first step towards improving psychological safety in your establishment. Everyone benefits from committing to improving workplace mental health, including your guests.

Students

Culinary and hospitality management students are the next generation of our industry. Students have the opportunity to break the cycle of emotional suppression, abuse and burnout.

Corporate

The restaurant and foodservice industry is been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic and labour crisis. It’s crucial to invest in workplace mental health and empower your teams with mental health education, community and certification.

Doing this course was a necessary reminder that I’m not alone.I’m not alone in facing my own mental health battles. I’m not alone in thinking the way our industry is now is toxic, degrading, unhealthy, and needs to change. And I’m not alone in trying, advocating, and fighting for a better version of what our industry could look like for future generations, either.”

Georgia Zimbel

CDC of GUSTO54 Catering

KEY FEATURES

By investing in education and empowering yourself with the tools and resources shared, you demonstrate the critical leadership needed in the hospitality industry to create real and lasting change.

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Primary Concerns

Primary Concerns will help you understand, identify and respond to mental health crisis situations. This self-led course will provide you with tools to develop your mental health and substance use support skills.

CNECTed

A mental health certification program for hospitality industry professionals. Get CNECTed certified to have the skills, resources and tools to improve the psychological safety of your workplaces and lives.

Community

Industry-specific support and lived experience is important when learning about mental health and substance use challenges in the foodservice sector. CNECTing offers engagement and community building with other hospitality industry professionals.

My biggest takeaway are the Primary Concerns: Anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, burnout and trauma. By completing the course I was able to dive deeper into all of these concerns. I also gained confidence to continue discussions on mental health. I now have this amazing toolkit full of resources that I can share with anyone who is in need of assistance.

Philman George

Corporate Chef at High Liner Foods

Our Packages

CNECTing Community

FREE

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Every member of our team has lived experience working in kitchens, restaurants, service or bars, witnessing and experiencing harm, abuse, addiction, exploitation and chronic stress. We know our experiences are also the norm for many of our peers, as the hospitality industry has a legacy of harmful work environments. We believe, when given access to the right tools and resources, change begin with us.

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  • Get exclusive access to in-person and offline events and groups.
  • Be in community with other industry folks to learn from each other and unlearn together.
  • Engage in honest conversation about mental health and substance use challenges.

CNECTed Certification

$44.95

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The CNECTed certification provides education, knowledge, and tools that you can start using right away to help guide yourself or others towards managing workplace mental health.

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  • Introductions to signs of mental health issues common in the hospitality industry.
  • Be equipped to listen, understand, empathize, and be a compassionate “first-support” to your co-workers.
  • Entry-level awareness of systemic barriers to mental health and psychological safety as they relate to marginalized communities.
  • Aid in starting difficult conversations with compassion when you or a co-worker are experiencing issues with mental health or substance use.
  • Resources to improve mental health and to support the creation of a psychologically safe workplace.

CNECTing Corporate

There is a lot to managing workplace mental health.

 

  • Support in addressing mental health initiatives.
  • Personalized opportunities for workplace mental health training.
  • Entry-level education of systemic barriers to mental health and psychological safety as they relate to marginalized communities in hospitality.
  • Aid in starting and managing difficult conversations with staff experiencing issues with mental health or substance use.
  • Resources to improve mental health and to support the creation of a psychologically safe workplace.
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