mental health

The event industry’s mental health problem

The HBAA held a mental health awareness event at the UK’s Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, 15 May. The event saw a number of speakers touch on topics surrounding mental health, and what the events and hospitality industries can do to collectively improve ours. It was part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which ran from 13-17 May. It was mentioned that events have been voted the fifth mos...

Why meditation is the key to business success

When it comes to our working lives, switching off has never been harder. We’re constantly being bombarded with so-called breaking news, swimming against the tsunami of emails flooding into our inboxes and updating our social media presence. For the corporate events sector, this tyranny of mobile communication means delegates often keep one eye on their phones, while trying to navigate the conferen...

Confex keynote: Will Young on sexuality and mental health

Former Pop Idol winner and actor Will Young was the headline keynote speaker of day one at International Confex. He delivered a talk primarily focused on sexuality and mental health to a packed out crowd on the main stage. Young spoke about how managers and producers were worried about his coming out during Pop Idol 18 years ago, and reflected on how much society has changed since. Nowadays, he sa...