Tim Etherington-Judge is a hospitality industry veteran and the founder of Healthy Hospo.

Tim’s an Englishman originally from Cornwall who was named the 10th most influential bar industry figure by Drinks International Magazine last year. He has held a wide range of roles in the hospitality industry, having started behind the bar before moving into sales and marketing for brands like Bulleit American Whiskey and Johnnie Walker. He then became a Diageo reserve brand ambassador, which was ultimately the role that led to him burning out and needing to take a break to focus on his mental wellbeing.

Tim’s experiences inspired him to launch Healthy Hospo, which provides education around mental health to bartenders and hospitality professionals the world over. He’s spoken at events such as Tales of the Cocktail, Bar Convent Berlin & Brooklyn and Moscow Bar Show.

Stay tuned for Tim’s fascinating story and some tips we can all implement on a daily basis to ensure we stay happy and healthy behind the bar.

“Hospitality is about looking after your guests – its the very definition of it. Yet we don’t afford the same hospitality to our friends and colleagues within the industry.”

“You cant fill a glass from an empty glass. So often our personal glasses are empty because we’ve not only given to our guests, we haven’t taken the time to recharge.”

“There’s nothing wrong with going out and having a good time sometimes, but when you’re at work five or six nights a week and you’re drinking … there are going to be heavy consequences.”

If for any reason you need support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.