How Does Attending Events Impact on Health

As event organisers how much do we really understand about the health impact attending events has on our visitors, attendees, exhibitors and stakeholders? Do we recognise that the impact can be significant not just anyone living with mental or physical health conditions, and/or neurodiversity, but for all attendees? In today's technological age we have a …

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 …

Stress Matters

The vision of Stress Matters is to reduce stress in the events industry. We all know that it's stressful, but why is it? Alongside their own survey of over 200 people that work in the events industry, Stress Matters are also working to establish what makes event co-ordinator the 5th most stressful job by CareerCast, as voted …

Make Events

Having discovered “the gym” at 30, Holly Moore is now an avid gym bunny and trains five times a week. Always last to be picked for the netball team through high school, Holly wishes someone had encouraged her to go to the gym in her 20’s. “Going to the gym is my non-negotiable. I’m not …

mia

Working with leadership and organisational development expert Roffey Park Institute, the mia (Meetings Industry Association) is carrying out focus group and survey research to find out what businesses within the industry are currently doing to build compassionate and productive workplaces, and to ascertain what future best practice should be. Michael Jenkins, CEO of Roffey Park …

Over a third of eventprofs have experienced mental problems, according to new survey

Up to 38% of event professionals have experienced a period or episode of mental illness/depression, according to preliminary findings from a new survey from the EventWell campaign, CN can reveal. The ongoing EventWell survey into the physical and mental health of UK Event Professionals reveals a higher percentage have experienced an episode of ill health than originally anticipated, …

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). …

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