Mental Health Awareness Week 2021*
Over the past year, the subject of mental health and events have been closely linked.
How are events professionals coping during the pandemic?
What support is available to them?
Will the events industry return?
For me, the past year has been a series of highs, lows, ups and downs. Should I stay in the industry that I love? Should I leave and find employment somewhere else, but, what else would I do?
The two things that have kept my focus and mental health in check over the past year have been my family and friends. To survive this turbulent year, equal measures of both family and friends have been necessary.
Family to make me realise the important things in life; a home, food on the table, and their constant love and support.
Friends to take you away from your worries; to get your outside in the fresh air, drink Prosecco, look up and trees and appreciate the nature around you.
For all of us in the events industry, the pandemic has been challenging, relentless and sometimes bleak. There is now hope, there is a light at the end of the tunnel – soon we will all be back to doing what we love.
The biggest thing I am going to take with me from the past year is to take time out and get outside in the fresh air. A bit of fresh air does wonders for your mindset and mental health.
Get outside and appreciate the wonderful nature we have around us.
Photograph taken at Beacon Hill, Bradgate Park