Hospitality Action

Trade charity Hospitality Action is conducting an industry-wide survey into current attitudes towards mental health and stress in the troubled sector. The anonymous survey, which can be found here, is hosted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. It builds up on an initial study first commissioned in 2018, which found a staggering …

The Drinks Trust Wellness Services

The Drinks Trust has launched a roster of new wellness services focusing on improving the mental health of the industry and supporting individuals through these unprecedented times. With the support of industry donors and numerous fundraising efforts within its community, the UK trade charity has recently completed a round of one-off £250 financial grants to …

Warner's Gin range

Craft gin distillery Warner’s has partnered with Heathy Hospo for a new initiative to support mental wellbeing in the hospitality industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Warner’s and Healthy Hospo’s initiative, which has launched during Mental Health Awareness Week and runs throughout May, funds virtual one-to-one sessions between hospitality workers struggling with their mental health and …

During Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) bartenders, artists and chefs are coming together to raise awareness through the ‘Wrestling Demons’ campaign. Helping to feed the conversation on mental health, London bars that deliver cocktails will be collaborating with artists and icons across the hospitality industry to help express their personal hopes, dreams and fears …

Music To Make You Happy

Not-for-profit company Healthy Hospo, which works to build a healthier, happier, more sustainable hospitality industry, is offering light relief from Covid-19 by inviting bar professionals to host their own virtual DJ sets. In these testing times, there is mounting pressure from all corners, and especially from within, for everybody to “do things” – to be …

Getahead Festival

On Friday 17 April not-for-profit organisation Getahead will be launching its first all-day virtual mental health and wellbeing festival. Accessible to anyone with an internet connection, it will be streaming from 10am to 5pm, encompassing Getahead’s three pillars: health, development and fun. Since its launch in 2018, Getahead has been on a mission to positively …

Ago Perrone World Meditation Day cocktail

Acclaimed bartender Ago Perrone of The Connaught Bar has created a cocktail to celebrate World Meditation Day 2019 on 21 May. Recognising the importance of discussing mental health in the hospitality industry, Ago partnered with Will Williams’s Beeja Meditation and Three Spirit to show how mixology and mindfulness can go hand in hand. The bespoke …

Mental Health Awareness Week

Results of a recent survey conducted by the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) reveal that more can be done to improve mental health in the industry. A survey of 370 workers to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, from 13 to 19 May, provided insight into the impact of mental health issues within pubs and bars. …

Tahona Society Collective Spirit winners

Canada’s Alex Black and Makenzie Chilton have been crowned the winners of Altos Tequila’s inaugural The Tahona Society Collective Spirit competition. Previously cocktail-focused, this year The Tahona Society evolved, becoming a platform to inspire and champion sustainable practice within the bartending industry. The competition challenged bartenders from around the world to present project ideas that …