Keeping the Wonder mojo going.
Oct 02, 2019
We love what we do and feel very privileged to do it, but we can’t deny putting on events is hard work. Everyone knows someone in the industry that has experienced burnout – and you don’t have to look too hard to find the evidence to back that up, with event coordination voted the fifth most stressful job out there.
A recent survey by Stress Matters (the pledge to reduce stress in the events industry) found that 71% of events professionals believe their colleagues are suffering from stress – a stat that is simply too high. National figures also indicate that at least 1 in 4 people experience mental health challenges each year, highlighting a real need to raise awareness around this important topic.
With an agency full of passionate, creative and driven individuals, we’re determined to reduce the stigma around mental health. We believe good health is of utmost importance, both in work and during downtime, and this echoes into our practice around our employee well-being as we actively try to keep everyone physically and mentally well. We have a weekly running club during work, we reduce our hours in the summer months, and we have an amazing culture council who organise lots of fun and healthy events.
As part of our mission to tackle mental health head on, we recently we asked some of our teams at Wonder how they keep their mojo and stay mentally well. This is what they said (told you they were a creative bunch)....
We loved what everyone said and wanted to do more, but knew that opening up about mental health isn’t always easy.
Therefore, we decided that the only way to empower our employees to share stories and approach their mental health differently in the workplace was to actively try and shift perspectives.
We have some exciting ideas for how this can be done, and a plan that will make a difference to our employees and ripple out to family and friends.
To be continued...