Following on from the inaugural wellbeing campaign and official UK Event Wellbeing Week for the events industry EventWell17, EventWell Limited will be launching as the new social enterprise and educational resource for event professionals.
The campaign held in September 2017 identified a need for an official wellbeing resource to provide information and support for event organisations and individuals in terms of the quality and method of their operations, but also in regard to attracting and retaining talent in the event industry.
An EventWell board of eight event professionals witha vast amount of combined experience in the industry includes; Helen Moon as managing director, Laura Capell-Abra as director of engagement, James Hitchin as director of events and Samme Allen as director of media and communications.
Alistair Turner from 8PR, Mark Maher from Boulevard Events, Steve Squires from Convergence Live and Laila Datoo from Event Fuel also join the team.
The first year of operation is to be set out in two phases. Phase one will be a period of planning, creating awareness and establishing key partnerships and relationships in the industry, conducting research and analysis, and the collation of data and expert white papers and well as the development of an online educational resource eventwell.org.
Phase two will see the first operational phase of the business, with the introduction of an offline educational resource and the second Event wellbeing week, EventWell18, being held from 17 to 21 September 2018.
"It’s vital that our operational year is split into these two phases to allow for a development period of research and analysis," said founder Helen Moon.
"From campaign week we identified that there was an unprecedented need for a support resource for the industry, what we need to establish now is how that resource will be delivered to organisations and individuals and we can only do that by speaking, engaging and listening to the professionals within our industry."
The EventWell Ltd vision is to make tangible positive change to the event industry’s relationship with wellbeing, through its values of empathy, culture and self-care not just for organisations and individuals, but the industry as a whole.
More keynote sessions are being planned throughout the year, and individuals and organisations can visit www.eventwell.org for a selection of wellbeing resources and information on living well, working well, eating well, exercising well, sleeping well and mental health as well as how to how to stay well online.
There is also more information on Stress Matters; a comprehensive programme backed and supported by EventWell and run by director of engagement Laura Capell-Abra, guiding organisations and employers on how they can take action to reduce the stress that are knowingly or unknowingly putting the teams under.
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