Resources

RACIAL TRAUMA

For BIPOC individuals affected by systemic oppression, seeking culturally affirming, trauma-informed support is crucial, given historical ties between white supremacy and the hospitality industry.

CRISIS SUPPORT

During crises, consider saving helpline numbers in an easily accessible place for immediate access or sharing, as hotlines offer free support from trained counselors, including suicide prevention assistance via phone or text, though there may be wait times.

SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT

Substance use disorder (SUD), like mental illness, is multifaceted and requires personalized treatment options, emphasizing the need for ongoing support and understanding from both healthcare providers and loved ones.

HOSPITALITY FOCUSED SUPPORT

The support from ‘Not 9 to 5’ acknowledges the unique lifestyle and challenges of the hospitality industry, providing vital understanding and assistance for mental health and substance use issues.

2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT

For the 2SLGBTQ+ community, accessing trauma-informed resources is essential for validating experiences and healing from historical marginalization and exclusion, offering crucial support for mental and emotional well-being.

ONLINE EVENTS & RESOURCES

​Not 9 to 5 is constantly partnering with experts and hospitality professionals to provide relevant and helpful events and resources. Here are some of our past webinars, one pagers, featured articles and podcast recordings.

VIRTUAL THERAPY SUPPORT

Virtual therapy offers a convenient and less intimidating alternative to face-to-face therapy, providing various communication methods and allowing for initial consultations to find the right therapist-match, though it relies on a strong internet connection and appropriate devices.

RESEARCH AND SUPPORT

​Canada, Britain and the USA are home to some leading research in mental health and substance use support. These innovative organizations create programs, tools, and a variety of support to access.

WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH

​In our capitalist society – work is an indicator of our value and therefore a major player in our lives. With this in mind, the status and safety of our workplaces is key to our overall mental health. These resources help us learn how to provide and prioritize workplace mental health.

MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION

Mindfulness and meditation isn’t something you instantly excel in – it requires endless minutes and hours. In fact, it is referred to as something you continue to β€˜practice’ infinitely. Here are some resources to get you started and keep you on track.

EXERCISE AND MOVEMENT

​Exercise and movement are some of the most effective ways to boost your mood and connect inwards. However, it can be challenging to start or keep up a workout routine – especially when you are struggling.

ART/CULTURE/MUSIC

Art is another path to healing and a way to improve your mental health experiences. Access different forms of art, culture, or music for free, without having to leave your home.

CNECTing PLATFORM

CNECTing is the world’s first mental health educational platform designed for the hospitality industry. Created for us by us.Β 

We distribute educational content to develop your mental health and substance use support skills while bringing the community together.Β 

CNECTing stands for Change Needs Everyone Coming Together. Join now!

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