Don’t Panic: A Five Point Plan for Anyone Made Redundant

People talk about redundancy being like a bereavement, and yes, there are many similarities. However, there are added elements to it.  Some people feel shame; they perceive redundancy to be a stigma, as if the reason they were singled out was personal and not because of a global pandemic. Others may find that it severely shakes …

Personal Perspective: How Cheerleading helped an Events Professional gain a positive mindset.

We conducted a Question & Answer session with Events Graduate Lauren Hemingway to get her perspective on how important movement is and how it helped her whilst she was studying and whilst working. Lauren graduated with a degree in Event Management in 2019 and including her placement year, she has now worked in the industry for …

The Importance of Movement and how running saved my life

We all know that movement is an essential part of our lifestyles and there are many benefits to incorporating movement into our day-to-day lives. Whilst there are many positive elements associated with movement, two which stand out to me in particular are stress reduction and mood enhancement. The events industry is commonly known to be …

All I’m Asking Is for a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T . . . from Myself

Self-care may seem like the least of your worries right now.  As institutions vacillate between reopening or remaining closed and as coronavirus cases skyrocket in some states, our anxieties about the future and about dealing with the strange, isolated world around us may have us more focused on fixing external problems rather than pampering ourselves.  …

EventWell announces support of E•vent•ol•o•gists in new corporate partnership

EventWell the event industry’s community and charitable social enterprise has announced an exciting new corporate partnership with event themers and production company Eventologists. This exciting new partnership will support the community and charitable projects that EventWell will be offering over the next 12 months including the 2021 event wellbeing day and week educational campaigns, the …

Why Imposter Syndrome and COVID-19 Mandates Are Challenging the Workforce

Have you ever accomplished something big, such as receiving an award or a promotion, and felt like you didn’t deserve it, like you were faking it while others around you were the real deserving?  If so, then you’ve experienced, at least to some degree, what it feels like to have “imposter syndrome.”  This disorder is …

There has never been a more important time to talk about Mental Health

Thirty five percent of those in employment would currently describe their mental health as poor or very poor according to a new report published by Mind. The report, The Mental Health Emergency, sets out the findings of research into the experiences of over 16,000 people across the UK during the Coronavirus pandemic.  The report also …

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 …