The voice of Mental Health in the Events Industry - EventWell
Mental Health conversation has never been more important. The economic effects of the lockdown caused by Coronavirus have taken a toll on a lot of us. With events industry being one of the hardest hit, many professionals have lost clients, contracts or jobs. The situation we have found ourselves in, have created a lot of anxiety and stress for many eventprofs.
In such times we are so grateful that organisations such as EventWell exist.
What is EventWell?
Event Well is the Event Industry’s first charitable social enterprise, dedicated to educating and campaigning for better mental health and wellbeing in events. The team aims to equip event professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to stay event well.
Their mission is to make a tangible change to the Event Industry’s relationship with wellbeing.
The organisation was founded and currently led by an amazing woman: Helen Moon.
" Eventwell is here to provide a platform for the event industry centred on our charitable aims and values and advocating the wellbeing of all professionals working in events.
In the UK stress accounts for 45% of lost workdays, and over 1.3 million people have suffered from workplace stress (HSE). As a result, it’s more important than ever that event professionals take active steps towards their wellbeing.
The event industry contributes £77bn to the UK economy annually and employs around 700,000 people, so it’s vitally important that the industry as a whole comes together with a proactive approach towards workplace wellbeing that equips event professionals with the knowledge and skills to stay healthy and happy and the event well. "
CORONAVIRUS EFFECT ON INDUSTRY
There is no doubt that the events industry has been one of the hardest hit during the lockdown. Many hotels, agencies and venues have suffered tremendous budgetary loss, and that had a direct effect on employment. Sadly, many professionals have lost their contracts, clients or employees. Many had to rebrand or introduce new services in order to stay afloat.
There has never been a time in the history of the events industry, where mental health support has been as desperately needed, as it is today.
Mental health and empathy in all areas of our lives
Helen Moon is a strong advocate of the importance of empathy, collaboration and self-care in both personal and professional environment.
She practices what she preaches. Her organisation has just announced they special support to eventprofs affected by job loss.
" To anyone, #eventprofs , who have sadly lost their jobs or been made redundant, please get in touch with EventWell as we would like to offer you 6 months FREE support to help keep you stress free and ‘Event Well’.
Please get in touch via the support page on our website > https://eventwell.org/support/
DIGITAL WEEELBING FESTIVAL
The EventWell is also organising a special Digital Summit 2020, in the middle of July. This is a two-day digital event that will bring you the best in thought-leadership and knowledge from the world of wellbeing and mental health in events.
We all have mental health needs and, this exciting inaugural event will provide you with tools and insight to help you make better lifestyle choices to take better care of your own wellbeing, and if you are an employer that of your team and talent, so we all have the resilience to stay Event Well.
Get your ticket here: THS SUMMIT