Diary of an #Eventprof

A blog on the crazy and inspiring world of events

Mental health and tackling stigma

In case you didn’t know today is World Mental Health Day #eventprofs, and the focus of the campaign set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health in the workplace‘.

As part of my support I’ve ordered my green pin badge (you can do the same by visiting the mental health foundation website), the pin badge is an indication of my personal commitment to raise awareness and support good mental health for all, but also to indicate that I am happy to chat about my own mental health. I’ll be wearing my pin badge with pride! Continue reading “Mental health and tackling stigma”

Creating a 360-degree wellbeing culture

It’s the final day of #EventWell17 and UK Event Wellbeing Week 2017, the campaign I co-founded with a group of fellow event professionals and peers who are passionate, as I am, about wellbeing in events.

I had the fantastic opportunity of sitting on the ILEA-UK panel at Square Meal Venues + Events live yesterday, to discuss ways of keeping your cool and managing stress levels in our day to day events role. Continue reading “Creating a 360-degree wellbeing culture”

How to get heard: The anatomy of power games (Leaders Plus, Part 1)

How can I get my voice heard returning to work as a new parent, and how has being a parent changed my leadership approach? Continue reading “How to get heard: The anatomy of power games (Leaders Plus, Part 1)”

Bipolar & Me

My name is Helen Moon, I’m an Events Professional and I have Bipolar. Continue reading “Bipolar & Me”

Be bold for change

This week saw 2017’s International Women’s Day, and the campaign message #beboldforchange, encouraging all women to be bolder, stronger and more powerful in all spheres of their lives.  Continue reading “Be bold for change”

It’s all about Automation #eventprofs

Anyone who manages the marketing and communications for their business or events programme knows the workload and overall minefield that can be faced by the numerous digital channels, media and programmes that are available to us as event professionals. Continue reading “It’s all about Automation #eventprofs”

Don’t forget Generation X

I love reading those posts on social media feeds where employers and event organisers have really gone the extra mile in terms of engagement, retention, and content, and generally making the day to day lives of people more enjoyable. Continue reading “Don’t forget Generation X”

The importance of free speech

I don’t need to tell you that it’s a little bit crazy on the world merry-go-round right now, crazy and some would go so far as to say dangerous.

Significant political moves to the far right and of extreme nationalism are threatening the liberal foundations of 70 years of relative peace and stability within Europe, but also attempting to threaten globalisation. Continue reading “The importance of free speech”

Freelancing… what’s the benefit?

There’s an interesting legal case that has taken place this week, that’s probably going to go to the Supreme Court, and it’s got nothing to do with Brexit or the Donald! Continue reading “Freelancing… what’s the benefit?”

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