Regaining the illusion of control: plan your wellness like you plan your events

Embarking on a career in live events primes you for dealing with the unexpected. Your keynote speaker goes AWOL? No problem. Venue cancels on you at the last minute? Piece of cake. (Well…not quite, but you get my drift) We’re tough, resilient and creative, because we have to be. But – and here’s the rub …

Quick tips on supporting your own wellbeing and that of your team

It's likely that we'll be working from home for an even longer period of time to keep us all safe during the coronavirus outbreak. It's important we recognise how it may be affecting our mental health and, ensure we are taking care of ourselves and our colleagues.  Maintain a positive work/life balance and encourage your …

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) goes virtual!

The group will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Audience for a Virtual Conference  Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is an initiative created by Meetings Mean Business (MMB) designed to be an international forum for advocacy, awareness and celebration for the meetings & events industry. Each year, event professionals from around the …

EventWell appoints its Chair and Vice Chair for new Board of Trustees

EventWell Ltd, the charitable social enterprise, educating and campaigning for better mental health and wellbeing in the events industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair to its new Board of Trustees. The new board will be led by Mark Maher, Director of Boulevard Events as incoming Chair and, Leigh Cowlishaw, Managing …

Quick tips to managing your mental health during C19

It's a challenging time for us all, our capacity for vulnerability will be heightened and on high alert, especially as we get used to the idea of self-isolation and keeping physical distance, which is incredibly challenging for a social and people orientated industry like the event industry. Here are our quick tips for looking after …

An Open Letter to the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP & Prime Minister

17th March, 2020 Dear Prime Minister, One in three event professionals are currently struggling with their mental health every year, which is double the UK statistic for people in work at one in six. One in four event professionals struggle with alcohol and drug dependency, 70% struggle with sleep, 85% are struggling with their diet, …

The Event Industry’s social enterprise for mental health and wellbeing education launches crowdfunding campaign to raise up to £3000

EventWell Ltd, the charitable social enterprise, educating and campaigning for better mental health and wellbeing in the events industry, needs a minimum of £1,000 to support its #EventWell20 campaign and will launch its first crowdfunding project on the afternoon of Monday 2nd March. The campaign is part of a Crowdfunder project in partnership with Back …

Why Following A Nighttime Routine Is Beneficial For Your Mental Health

Professionals in the event industry are frequently under an overwhelming amount of stress, trying to ensure the big day or weekend runs smoothly and according to plan. Unfortunately, stress can have serious ramifications on our quality of sleep, and in turn, the state of our mental and physical health. So, what is an event professional, …