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 professionals from UK-based Business Mental Wellbeing and Me, Myself in Mind.
Healthy Hospo is launching a Facebook Live Daily Chat every day at 5pm, where health and wellbeing experts, along with respected names in the drinks industry, will discuss various self-help related subjects, including sleeping better, nutrition, creativity, managing anxiety, exercise and opportunity in uncertainty.
Warner’s Gin co-founders Tina and Tom Warner will be personally contributing to content.
Warner’s is also donating £1 from every online home delivery order of its farm-grown gin in May to Healthy Hospo.
Tom Warner said: “We founded Warner’s on the mantra that we’re #unitedinspirit. Especially in the early days, we wouldn’t have got through it without the support of our friends and family, and we certainly wouldn’t be where we are today without the generosity of the on-trade in the UK and further afield.
“This is our way of giving something back during this challenging time to support our friends, by raising a glass – and money for much-needed support.
“While there are some fantastic organisations helping the trade financially, we thought it was important to recognise the psychological difficulties many people will be facing and we really admire the support Healthy Hospo is offering to those in need.
“From farm start-up to navigating the choppy waters of the pandemic, we know just how tough it can be. We can’t wait until we can unite properly and celebrate with you all on the other side.”
Warner’s has also been giving back to key frontline workers in the UK, offering a 20% discount online to Blue Light card holders. In addition, a portion of their production is currently dedicated to producing hand sanitiser.
So far, 85,480 litres have been given to local community services, including the Cynthia Spencer Hospice and the local air ambulance.