The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced it is officially backing #EventWell17 UK, the inaugural event industry mental health and wellbeing week from 18th -22nd September 2017.
With the aim of highlighting and demonstrating support for mental health and wellbeing issues within the event industry, #EventWell17 week is supported by a number of industry bodies. It will provide advice, support and practical help for dealing with the typical mental health issues that affect event professionals.
Andrew Harrison, ESSA director, explained the association’s support for the awareness week saying: “EventWell 17 is a great new way of shining the light of recognition on the subject of mental health and wellbeing amongst event industry professionals. Working in events can be a particularly stressful job at times, there can be a lot at stake and time pressure is a constant companion. It’s heartening to see the event industry recognising this issue and taking steps to address and improve the mental health and wellbeing of all event industry professionals.”