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 …

Employers, this is your Call to Action, the business case is clear

The health and wellbeing of our people has never been more important. Employees need all the help they can get. And in a world of work that’s changing at an unprecedented rate, it makes sense for employers to increasingly play a proactive role, understanding what employees need, supporting their wellbeing and empowering colleagues to thrive. “The …

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 …

Good Mood Food

At first glance, it may seem unlikely that your diet would affect your mental health, and yet it is not that far-fetched if you think about it on a chemical level. Our brain needs chemicals (i.e. nutrients) for structural as well as functional purposes and where would those chemicals come from, if not from our …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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