The theme for World Mental Health Day 2017 is workplace wellbeing, something we’re passionate about. Last week RubyBlosse Events went to an industry networking event centred on “Wellbeing in the Event Industry”, organised by EWL @ewlclubuk. The discussion centred around what wellbeing means in practice, how we can create a culture that fosters wellbeing and what factors prevent wellbeing in the event industry. The debate could have gone on all afternoon. Clearly a topic rich for discussion. Here’s a few things RubyBlosse believe can lead to workplace wellbeing;
Encourage an open environment to talk about wellbeing and stress, and actually talking about it.
Allow everyone flexible working arrangements that suit both the company AND the employee.
Highlight external resources such as counselling services, mentoring or coaching and facilitating time off for people to access those external resources.
Support colleagues going through difficult periods in their lives, albeit mental, physical or emotional.
Support national & local initiatives on mental health and wellbeing.
We’re not perfect at it by any means, but we’re trying. See our “Minifesto to address stress in the events industry” for some more pointers: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/rubyblosse-minifesto-address-stress-events-industry-clare-ruby/