Industry facing mental health crisis, say leaders

The events industry risks propagating mental health issues because of workplace stress levels, worried industry leaders have said.

A lack of work-life balance and high levels of pressure is taking its toll on events professionals, while at the same time deterring talent, say representative bodies Eventprofs Who Lunch (EWL) and International Live Events Association (ILEA).

It comes after Forbes rated event coordinators as the fifth most stressful job for 2017, after military personnel, firefighter, airline pilot and police officer.

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