NewstrAid, the newstrade industry charity, is partnering with AnxietyUK to provide a helpline for troubled retailers.

A dedicated helpline has been available to NewstrAid’s beneficiaries for the past year. Now the charity is preparing to open it to the whole industry in early 2018.

“In recent years, people have become more comfortable speaking about mental health and more aware of the benefits that doing so can bring,” said Katie Youngs, welfare officer at NewstrAid.

Store owners will be able to reach the hotline on 0800 138 6552. If they need further help such as therapy sessions, NewstrAid will aim to help cover the cost.