The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited
In 2018, the BA funded a year-long membership of the Retail Trust as a pilot for independent BA members and their staff. The pilot was so well-received by members, that it has been continued as an ongoing service, to offer ongoing wellbeing support to booksellers and their families.

The Retail Trust is a charity set up to help all those in the retail industry.  From 1832 onwards, the Retail Trust has been caring for and protecting the lives of people working in retail. The Trust believes the health of our colleagues is the foundation they need to flourish in both work and life, creating a more sustainable and successful future for retail. It offers free, confidential and impartial wellbeing services to bookselling staff.

Booksellers employed by independent bookshops in BA membership can use the Retail Trust services straight away. 
To access the wellness resources, articles, quizzes and videos,
you simply need to register on the Retail Trust website, and select ‘Booksellers Association’ as your employer.
Or call the freephone Retail Trust wellbeing helpline – 0808 801 0808
Or email –
The Retail Trust helpline can help you and your staff with:
  • - Legal guidance
  • - Debt advice
  • - Face to face and telephone counselling
  • - Online wellbeing support
  • - Hardship grants
  • - Help with educational bursaries
  • - Financial assistance
  • - Relationships
  • - Depression
  • - Anxiety
  • - Stress
  • - Anger issues
  • - Family
  • - Addiction
  • - Advice for managers
  • - Career and CV advice

BA Contact: Kate Gunning, T. 020 7421 4695, E.