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, says EventWell co-founder Helen Moon.

The survey, launched in conjunction with the first UK Event Wellbeing Week, due to take place from the 18-22 September 2017, questions event professionals on their physical and mental health, and general wellbeing.

The key early findings include:

  • 38% of event professionals surveyed have experienced a period/episode of mental illness or depression at least once over their lifetime
  • 13% are experiencing a period/episode of mental illness or depression that is ongoing
  • 10% have experienced a period/episode of mental illness or depression in the last 5 years
  • 8% have experienced a period/episode of mental illness or depression in the last 12 months

Workload topped the list of main reasons for high levels of stress or worry over the past 12 months, the top three reasons cited were:

  • 75% work load and responsibilities
  • 60% other anxieties about work
  • 48% financial worries.

As many as 63% respondents revealed that they have tried to reduce or manage stress in their lives over the last 12 months by taking regular exercise, and 84% have tried eating a healthy diet in an attempt to keep fit and healthy.

The full findings from the survey will be revealed at the official EventWell launch taking place on 18 September at No4 Hamilton Place in London.

For more information and to book your place and to complete the EventWell survey visit www.eventwell.org

EventWell17 is the inaugural UK Event Wellbeing Week taking place on the 18-22 September 2017, and a campaign creating a movement of business initiatives across the events industry that advocate and educate on the wellbeing of employees and stakeholders.

For more information, email team@eventwell.org or visit www.eventwell.org

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