Hospitality big guns launch mental wellness Facebook sessions

Industry suppliers Think Hospitality and Flow Hospitality have come together to create HospoLive, a free live content stream keeping hospitality workers connected, upskilled and inspired during coronavirus isolation.

The sessions, which will be hosted on Facebook Live throughout Monday to Friday, have been specifically curated to add value to a number different job roles within hospitality, ranging from front of house staff to head office.

The content covers a broad range of topics, including: yoga, fitness, wellness, hospitality training sessions interviews with inspirational hospitality figures, and live cooking segments.

It is being supported by several industry partners including UKHospitality, HIT Training, Beaver Trison, Fleet Street Communications, Supersonic, MMU – Mastering Multi Units, Fever Tree, Diageo, Bacardi, Only A Pavement Away, Wonderhouse & KAM Media.

James Hacon, Chief Executive at THINK Hospitality, said: “In the face of adversity the hospitality industry has proven time and time again, that it pulls together to support one other.

“We currently face the largest challenge of a generation, but we’re determined to do our bit and take the opportunity presented by self-isolation to upskill the industry, share knowledge and help keep our hospitality community motivated through these difficult times.”

Elly Johnston, Director of Flow Hospitality, added: “We’re creating the platform to support the wellbeing of the people in our industry and provide a place that they can come to if they want to connect, learn and feel inspired.

“We also hope this helps our industry come back better and stronger than ever when things recover which we all know they it will! We are overwhelmed and extremely grateful for the support from everyone we have spoken to and invite anyone else who wants to get involved to reach out.”

HOSPO LIVE will broadcast through Facebook Live to a global audience. The page is available to sign up to now on Facebook and will launch on Thursday 26th March 2020 from midday.

Confirmed guests include former Dragon Den’s star Sarah Willingham, new Nordic food pioneer Claus Meyer, world renowned bar entrepreneur Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan), Kate Nicholls of UK Hospitality, Professor Chris Muller, JJ Goodman of London Cocktail Club, TV chef & cookbook author Shelina Permalloo and Disney keynote speaker Dan Cockerell.

Operators are being encouraged to share this information with their teams to support them through this difficult period. Companies already including the initiative in their employee communications include Hawksmoor, Yummy Pub Company, K10 Montpeliers, London Cocktail Club & Lyan Group.

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