Suicide of Cochrane chef highlights mental health concerns for restaurant workers amid COVID-19 – Global News

Suicide of Cochrane chef highlights mental health concerns for restaurant workers amid COVID-19

“Any industry that has had that stop-and-start during the pandemic. Speaking specifically to the pandemic, all of them are experiencing that extra layer of stress that those of us who have had full-time employment really don’t understand,” said Karen Gallagher-Burt the Director of Philanthropy and Stewardship with the Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary Region.

“They are trying to provide a service for us and that inconsistency of messaging is really difficult for them particularly but also on their mental health.  It’s not just precarious employment it’s precarious mental health,” Gallagher-Burt said.

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