Hospo Happy Hour – Season 1

Episode 1
Movement in a restricted world – why is it more important than ever?

Featuring Wellbeing Specialist Sharon Richens and special guest Derick Borean CEO and Founder of the Altius Group, experts in physical, mental and social health in the workplace.

Episode 2
Social distancing, isolation and health – the difference between loneliness and being alone. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Darrin Brandis and special guest Sven Almenning, Founder of the Ananas training platform and man behind legendary venues Mjølner, Eau di Vie and Nick and Nora’s. 

Episode 3
Managing stress in difficult times and in the face of adversity.

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Ben Paris and special guest Andy Young, Editor of The Shout and Bars & Clubs.

Episode 4
Food and mood – how does what you eat affect your mood?

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Jessica Defendi and special guest Adam Moore, Corporate Chef, product developer and industry leader. 

Episode 5
The quest for happy – is the endless pursuit of feeling happy making us miserable? 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Anya Stephens and special guest Tom Warner, Founder of Warner’s Distillery and proud partner of Hospo Happy Hour. 

Episode 6
Finding your sense of purpose beyond work. 

Featuring CEO and Founder of Altius Group Derick Borean and special guest Cristiano Beretta from The Barber Shop. 

Episode 7
Sleep – why is quantity and quality of sleep so important in managing your mental health?

Featuring Wellbeing Specialist Sharon Richens and special guest Chef Joshua Mason of Quoi Dining and La Boucherie Sydney. 

Episode 8
Maintaining a healthy body and a healthy mind during social isolation. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Jessica Defendi and special guest Tim Collett, Managing Director of Specialised Events.

Episode 9
Mental health awareness and support during times of uncertainty. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Ben Paris and special guest, R U OK? Ambassador Glen Cotter. 

Episode 10
Responding and adapting to change and uncertainty. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Anya Stephens and special guest John McFadden, Executive Chef of Al Aseel Lebanese Restaurants.

Episode 11
The benefits of exercise to manage your mental health. 

Featuring Exercise Physiologist John Cosentino and special guest, award winning multi-media food and wine presenter, Lyndey Milan. 

Episode 12
Gratitude and positive emotions. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Darrin Brandis and special guest, industry veteran, Paul Foreman. 

Episode 13
How alcohol and drugs can affect your mental health. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Ben Paris and special guest, award winning Executive Chef Raphael Szurek of Silvester’s Restaurant at the Marriott Hotel Sydney. 

Episode 14
Understanding habits and how they can influence your wellbeing. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Amanda Brown and special guest Tina Warner, Co-Founder of Warner’s Distillery. 

Episode 15
What are “blue zones” and how do they impact your wellbeing?

Featuring Wellbeing Specialist Sharon Richens and special guest, Chef and Food Advocate, Dominique Rizzo. 

Episode 16
Why and how to address the motivation to exercise. 

Featuring Exercise Physiologist Jack Whittaker and special guest, Australia’s representative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and Chair of Mental Health Nursing at University of South Australia Professor Nicholas Proctor RN, MBA, PhD.

Episode 17
It’s ok to not be ok. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Darrin Brandis and special guest Mark Jensen, Executive Chef and Director of Red Lantern Restaurant & Private Dining Room. 

Episode 18
Return to work resilience. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Ben Paris and special guest, former Executive Chef Damian Heads. 

Episode 19
Managing pain. 

Featuring Exercise Physiologist John Cosentino and special guest Andrew Ballard, Executive Chef of Unilever Food Solutions. 

Episode 20
Keeping up self care. 

Featuring Accredited Psychologist Amanda Brown and special guest Chef Zac Sykes. 

Episode 21
Building fitness to return to work. 

Featuring Exercise Physiologist Jack Whittaker and special guest, Co-Founder and Director of Concept Hospitality, Justin North.

Episode 22
Season 1 Finale

Featuring Altius Group Founder and CEO, Derick Borean to recap the mental health topics we have covered over the last six weeks. Followed by a special segment with our sponsors Tom and Tina Warner from Warner’s Distillery. 

In a special Last Drinks segment, Chef Adam Moore turns the tables and goes from guest to presenter as he interviews our very own Chef Liam Crawley.