Hospo in Mind Training and Workshop Modules

This module provides staff with a foundational understanding of mental health and will help them to identify the signs of anxiety, depression, self-harm and chronic stress.

Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Delivery: Face to Face or Digital


  • Understanding anxiety
  • Understanding depression
  • Understanding trauma
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Mental health nutrition
  • Holistic wellbeing
  • Stress management
  • Drinking in moderation
  • Working with neurodiversity
  • Being LQBTQIA+ aware
  • Creating a healthy work-life balance
  • Building self-confidence

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a foundational understanding of common mental health issues
  • Learn how to have conversations about mental health with others
  • Improve knowledge of mental health nutrition and other lifestyle factors that can impact psychological wellbeing

This module encourages staff to think about their identity, not only as a hospitality worker, but as a person with hopes and ambitions. The content included in this module primes staff to set realistic goals and to optimise their performance both professionally, and personally.

Duration: Approx. 2 hours
Delivery: Face to Face or Digital


  • Making a 5-year plan
  • The 7 habits of highly effective bartenders
  • Professional goal setting for hospo staff
  • How to sell drinks and influence people
  • Personality test
  • Re-writing your life’s narrative
  • Knowing your limits

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Highlight realistic personal and professional goals
  • Optimise on-the-job performance and confidence
  • Clarify the importance and relevance of past experiences
  • Develop a vision for the future
  • Identify key personality traits
  • Explore and articulate personal limitations

This module provides an overview of skills and strategies that can be used to help staff manage difficult interpersonal situations and confrontations in the workplace.

Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Delivery: Face to Face or Digital


  • Basic communication skills
  • Assertiveness training
  • Diffusing difficult situations
  • Responding to aggression from guests
  • Establishing healthy boundaries in the workplace

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn basic communication skills such as listening and the importance of body language
  • Develop the capacity to be assertive
  • Understand the difference between assertiveness and aggression
  • Learn to diplomatically handle tense situations with guests and teammates
  • Understand the importance of boundaries
  • Learn how to cope when confronted by aggressive behaviour

This module provides management staff with the skills and know-how to create a mentally healthy workplace. The focus here is on operations level tips for managers that can be practically applied in-venue, for the benefit of staff and the business as a whole.

Duration: 1-Day Program
Delivery: Face to Face or Digital


  • Leadship skills 101
  • Conflict resolution behind the bar
  • Dealing with workplace bullying
  • Building psychological resilience in staff
  • Creating an inclusive workplace
  • Creating a mentally healthy workplace
  • Cultivating respect in the workplace
  • Communication skills for managers
  • How to talk to your staff about their mental health
  • How to improve staff motivation
  • How to be a better listener
  • Professional goal setting for managers

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to build and maintain a mentally healthy, inclusive, and respectful workplace
  • Improve communication skills
  • Become a better leader and mentor
  • Develop a clearer understanding of personal and professional goals
  • Learn to diplomatically respond to bullying and other instances of conflict in the workplace

Practical Applications

What to do if…

  • You think a staff member might have a drinking problem
  • You think a staff member might have a drug problem
  • You think a staff member is suffering from burnout
  • You think a staff member is depressed
  • You learn that a staff member has been assaulted
  • You learn that a staff member has been sexually assaulted
  • A staff member is frequently late for their shifts
  • A staff member isn’t turning up for work
  • A staff member has blacked out
  • You find a staff member crying on shift