Healthy Hospo, a newly launched non-profit platform for the hospitality industry, will be hosting its first event on the 15th of January. The event will bring together professionals from different areas of hospitality to share their knowledge in the field.
The event will consist of a series of 20 minute talks and workshops covering mental health, exercise, nutrition, healthy drinking, yoga/pilates, and meditation. The speakers list includes Tim Etherington –Judge, the founder of Healthy Hospo, Camille Ralph Vidal, the Global Ambassador of St Germain, Adrian Hodson, the founder of Real Kombucha, and many more.
Healthy Hospo aims to build a healthier, happier, and more productive hospitality industry with the help of its project that incorporates events, a website, and consultancy services. The website offers free information, advice, and support, while the consultancy programme will work with the employers to improve the workplace.
This social enterprise was developed by Tim Etherington-Judge, who, after a mental breakdown in 2016, has decided to use that experience to help others: “In 2016 I had a very personally traumatic time but I wanted to take this experience and turn it into something positive. Healthy Hospo will seek to improve the health and wellness of hospitality professionals throughout the industry through preventative measures enabling them to lead healthier, happier working lives and build more sustainable careers. I also hope that by doing this we will also benefit business owners, helping them build a healthier workforce resulting in increased profitability, staff retention and reduced lost days to sickness.”
The hospitality industry is known as one of the unhealthiest ones, because it lacks the securities and benefits that other industries have. The healthcare and insurance depends on country and employer and the paid sick leave is rare. There are also not a lot of organisations within the industry to support the rights and wellbeing of its workers.