Tuesday 20th September – Sunday 25th September 2022

Event Wellbeing Week 2022 #EWD22

Event Wellbeing Week 2022 was themed #BreakTheBias, centred around mental health and neurodiversity

Mental Health bias, stigma and discrimination can make a person’s mental health worse, and delay or stop them getting help. Social isolation, poor housing, unemployment, discrimination and poverty are all linked to mental ill health, trapping some people in a cycle of illness and mental decline.

One in three event professionals struggle with their mental wellbeing every year, and many are not seeking help and support due to fear of how they may be perceived or treated.

Why does mental health bias exist?

It arises from a lack of understanding of mental health and mental illness (ignorance and misinformation), and also because some people have negative attitudes or beliefs towards it (bias and prejudice). This can lead to discrimination against people experiencing mental ill health.

Why is breaking bias so important?

Breaking bias is important because ultimately it is a form of suicide prevention. Mental illness is treatable and recovery definitely possible. Often, people will speak with a friend, family member or colleague before they will talk to a mental health professional, sometimes taking up to a year before they will seek professional help and support. This needs to change!

Some of the things you could do to break the bias during Event Wellbeing Week, and can do now:

  • Learn collectively what unconscious biases are and come together to chat about your findings as a team
  • Implement a flexible working policy for your team
  • Make a commitment to equity and inclusion and share this with the organisation
  • Get everyone to take an implicit association test (IAT) and chat collectively about the results
  • Hold a tea and toast event and share lived experiences to open up and normalise conversations



The #EventWell22 Official Supporters & Partners


The Event Wellbeing Week campaign launched in 2017 as a platform for individuals and businesses in the events industry to come together to advocate and promote better mental health for all event professionals.

Event Wellbeing Week is the Event Industry’s official national and annual mental wellbeing campaign with Event Wellbeing Day added to the calendar as part of #EventWell20.

#EventWell22 is our 6th annual campaign for better mental wellbeing in events.

If you would like some more information and/or would like to get involved use the contact form to get in touch