News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


The Front launches to deal with addiction in hospitality

Media Release
For immediate Release


The Front launches to deal with addiction

The Front, soon to be registered as a Charity, has been launched to help deal with addiction in the hospitality sector.

After having battled with addiction The Front founder, Tom Gardiner, is now set to help others in the hospitality sector deal with addictions.

Tom Gardiner stated; “Our aim is to provide help for employers, employees and students within this sector through our own knowledge, experience and support. We want them to have the skills needed and the strength to be able to either battle addiction or to know when and where to ask for help

Being an alcoholic himself, Mr Gardiner knows too well that one drink is too many and one thousand is never enough, and sees this in the people he comes across when he runs his sessions with people in the hospitality sector seeking help for their addictions.

For employers the idea of The Front is that it would offer a service to enable employers to deal with the problems of addiction in their business or organisation.

The Front will work with employers to discuss and identify the warning signs of addiction, and how to approach the people affected and how to deal with this in order to get the best outcome for everyone.

“This is a sensitive area and not an easy one to broach, so we would also offer a service of either being there as support or mediation, or actually talking to the person themselves”. Mr Gardiner stated, adding that “for larger organisations this would be conducted in accordance to Human Resources requirements and if needed, with an Human Resources team member”.
Mr Gardiner also says The Front will work with employees and students to give them the tools to deal with this issue before any problems arise. “It’s about letting them know we are here to talk to, give them guidance or even help them take the next step if that is what’s needed.“

Mr Gardiner hopes that The Front will be able to work with training institutes to talk to students about his personal experiences of addiction and the path that led him to it. Giving students an insight into the perils the sector can have on their lives, and give them the tools to avoid this before they begin to appear in their own lives.

“We don’t want to only be the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff helping people deal with their addiction, we’d like to be at the top of the cliff – steering people away from any problem and the best way we can do this is by being invited to speak with students training to become part of the hospitality sector.”

Mr Gardiner invites people working in or training to be part of the sector to contact him to learn more about how The Front can assist to contact him via email tommacgardiner@gmail.com; sponsorship opportunities also exist to help form The Front trust and Mr Gardiner welcomes inquiries from individuals and businesses interested in being foundation sponsors.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Album Review: Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiments: Surf

Chance the Rapper is one of my favourite rappers of the last couple years. He bought a uniquely fucked up, acid sound with his debut Acid Rap which has demonstrably influenced others including ILoveMakonnen and A$AP Rocky. It’s remarkable that, at such a ... More>>

Photos: Inside The Christchurch Arts Centre Rebuild

Lady Pippa Blake visited Christchurch Arts Centre chief executive André Lovatt, a 2015 recipient of the Blake Leader Awards. The award celebrated Lovatt’s leadership in New Zealand and hisand dedication to the restoration of the Arts Centre. More>>

Running Them Up The Flagpole: Web Tool Lets Public Determine New Zealand Flag

A School of Design master’s student is challenging the flag selection process by devising a web tool that allows the public to feed their views back in a way, he says, the current government process does not. More>>

ALSO:

Survey: ‘The Arts Make My Life Better’: New Zealanders

New Zealanders are creative people who believe being involved in the arts makes their lives better and their communities stronger. Nine out of ten adult New Zealanders (88%) agree the arts are good for them and eight out of ten (82%) agree that the arts help to improve New Zealand society. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Reprieve For Te Papa Press

Following its review of the role of Te Papa Press, Te Papa has committed to continue publishing books during the museum’s redevelopment, Chief Executive Rick Ellis announced yesterday. More>>

Law Society: Sir Peter Williams QC, 1934 - 2015

“Sir Peter was an exceptional advocate. He had the ability to put the defence case for his clients with powerful oratory. His passion shone through in everything he did and said.” Mr Moore says Sir Peter’s lifelong commitment to prison reform was instrumental in ensuring prison conditions and the rights of prisoners were brought to public attention. More>>

ALSO:

CTU: Peter Conway – Family Statement

Peter committed his whole working life to improving the lives of working people, both in unions and, more recently, as the Economist and Secretary of the Council of Trade Unions. He was previously Chair of Oxfam New Zealand and was on the Board of NZ Trade and Enterprise. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news