Chef Network, in partnership with BWG Foodservice, is hosting a series of mental-health webinars for the month of January, entitled Mind Your Mind.
The series includes four virtual events with various chefs and experts focused on topics such as minding your mental health, food and mental health, and stepping back from the heat, the group announced.
The webinars, free of charge and open to all, feature a line-up of online conversations, interviews, panel discussions and talks throughout the month, focused on different aspects of mental health in the kitchen and supplemented by blogs and other content focused on minding your mind.
Having previously worked with Professor Charles Spence, a world-famous experimental psychologist, BWG Foodservice sought some insight from him on this exact subject. Professor Spence will be providing a blog on the relationship between the foods we consume and our mental health.
Commenting, Professor Spence said, “We eat not just to fulfil our nutritional needs, but also [mostly] to meet our social and emotional needs.
“This fact is especially relevant in the current era of pandemia, when so many of us are being forced to live and eat alone,” he added.
The line-up of contributors to the webinar series also includes JP McMahon and Patrick Powell.
Other guest speakers for the month include Ross Lewis of Chapter One, talking about minding yourself and your team in the kitchen.
Chef and yoga instructor Aideen Burke offers a complimentary online mindful yoga session, and chef Niall Hill and nutritionist Paula Mee discuss how what we eat affects how we feel.
As part of the January #CNMindYourMind, in partnership with BWG Foodservice, the industry is also being encouraged to access a free helpful resource to help strengthen the different areas of the mind that contribute to mental well-being.
For free-to-download active and seated practices, podcast-style lessons, a personalised mind report, and more info on the Healthy Minds app, simply go to the Apple or Android app store.
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