Love Drinks has announced the date of the first Wellness Wednesday Workshop in association with Healthy Hospo, which is being run to encourage and help employers in the hospitality industry take the lead when it comes to looking after the physical and mental wellbeing of their team.
The workshop takes place in a highly unusual, yet fitting Bedouin tent in the grounds of St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AG on the 6th February from 2pm to 5pm and is free for owners and managers from on-trade establishments to attend.
The Wellness Wednesday Workshop will cover the following topics:
The state of the trade – where does the bar industry currently sit with regards to health and wellness? An honest overview and stats from some of the most recent reports around hospitality staff turnover, drug/alcohol/sexual abuse, happiness, mental health and suicide.
The importance of staff health and wellness to a business and its profitability.
Eat Sleep Sweat Connect Repeat – an introduction to Healthy Hospo’s simple recipe for staff to improve health, happiness and deliver more at work.
10 Point Checklist – a simple, easy to follow checklist to score your business on health and wellness and provide the tools and inspiration to begin taking steps to improve the health of your business, your staff and your bottom line.
Love Drinks Founder, Kirsty Loveday said:
“A happy, motivated, and healthy work force is essential for any business to prosper and grow, especially in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment such as the hospitality industry. Waiters, barmen, chefs, mixologists, sommeliers and other team members are the life blood of the industry, often working long hours. For those who have been there, you will understand how easy it is to get in a downward cycle of unhealthy late-night eating and drinking habits, especially when working days can flow into nights. We’re passionate about providing support for these people on the front line of the hospitality industry and showing operators that it’s not only the right thing to do but it’s good for business. The Wellness Wednesday Workshop is a great opportunity for employers to find out more and see how they can get involved in the exciting programme we have planned in 2019.”
Love Drinks + Living well = LфVE WELL
Launched in October 2018, the LфVE WELL initiative is a collaboration between Love Drinks, Healthy Hospo, MiBODY Outdoor Fitness and Me, Myself in Mind.
A holistic approach to supporting the on-trade, LфVE WELL’s aim is to encourage those working in the hospitality industry to live well. In addition to offering the usual support packages to customers such as complimentary stock, staff training, promotional activity and point of sale material, Love Drinks now offer the first of its kind LфVE WELL support menu.
The LфVE WELL support menu provides customers with practical advice, support, access to the quarterly Wellness Workshops and free spaces for team members at the monthly outdoor MiBODY fitness sessions.
Regular health and wellbeing articles will also be posted on the Love Drinks blog and a series of special treat days and challenges is also being planned for later in the year.
To reserve a space at the Wellness Wednesday Workshop or to enquire about the LфVE WELL support menu, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or liaise with your Love Drinks account manager.
Kirsty Loveday continues:
“This isn’t just something for the beginning of the year to fight the January blues but a movement that is already becoming a core part of our business and philosophy. It’s about supporting and educating our friends in the trade in the long term, so we have a packed year of activities, events, classes and challenges to help hospitality staff and businesses begin to make some positive changes in 2019.”
Tim Etherington-Judge, Healthy Hospo, Founder & Ambassador said:
“For too long we have accepted that poor health, both mental and physical, was just part of the job in hospitality. Kirsty Loveday and the team at Love Drinks know that it doesn’t have to be this way. As a business they live and breathe a healthy ethos and, like Healthy Hospo, are totally committed to improving the health and wellness of their team and those they work with. I couldn’t be more excited to have Love Drinks as a partner to bring this unique wellness platform to the UK for the first-time collaboration, as we continue our mission to build a healthier, happier bar industry.”