I’m Luke, Founder of Lucky Saint. We brew Alcohol-Free, Superior Unfiltered Lager - bringing our drinkers all the satisfaction of a full strength lager, with none of the sacrifice. At Lucky Saint, we believe that the greatest reward of drinking is the social connection, not the alcohol. If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s the importance of that social connection, looking after ourselves and looking out for each other.
With this in mind, I am excited to announce two commitments for Lucky Saint ahead of 2022. Firstly, we’re proud to be partnering with Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA England), kicking off our ongoing commitment to championing good mental health in hospitality and retail. The initiative will see us train hundreds of colleagues within our industry as Mental Health First Aiders, helping to improve the mental health of those trained and the people around them.
The second is that we have appointed Harry Corin as our in-house Mental Health Champion. Harry will help shape our mental health commitment and lead the training to positively impact thousands of industry professionals in their work and personal lives.
The first external training sessions will take place in January 2022 with Honest Burgers who were our first ever on-trade listing. To be working with Founder Tom and the Honest team three years on from our first meeting feels particularly special.
Over the last few months, the entire Lucky Saint team has completed Mental Health First Aid training. To say it was impactful is an understatement - if you’re interested in getting your team trained in MHFA contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Harry Corin, our Mental Health Champion, below:
Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m Harry Corin, mental health first aid trainer and Lucky Saint’s new in-house Mental Health Champion. My mental health career was fuelled by the sad passing of my father by suicide. Now, I’m on a mission to raise awareness of the steps we can all make to champion better mental health.
What’s your role at Lucky Saint?
I’m working with Lucky Saint to shape their mental health commitment and vision. As part of this commitment, we are on a mission to provide mental health first aid training to hundreds of hospitality and retail professionals. We have also secured Beder as our official charity of the year for 2022.
How did your role at Lucky Saint come about?
I hosted a webinar about the importance of Mental Health First Aid training, and Lucky Saint MD Emma Heal attended. There were many parallels between what I was talking about and the balanced lifestyle Lucky Saint believes in -- the small changes that can make a big difference to your mental health. Emma called me afterwards to arrange MHFA training for her and Founder Luke, which snowballed into a larger conversation and eventually my hiring into this role.
How was it to train the Lucky Saint team?
The team at Lucky Saint have been wonderful to work with, especially when it comes to the training. Each person led with empathy, and I have come away feeling energised after each course. The team has shown an individual and collective commitment to championing better mental health.
What is Mental Health First Aid Training?
Mental Health First Aid training teaches how to identify, understand, and help someone potentially experiencing a mental health issue. You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
What’s the link between moderating drinking and good mental health?
Social connection is essential for supporting our mental health but using alcohol to facilitate this can be damaging. Moderating my drinking for me acts as a healthy coping mechanism. It allows me to ease and better manage stress. I can wake up in the morning with a clear head and without the feeling of anxiety that often accompanies a post-drinking hangover.
Mental Health First Aid England