Stress Matters, the industry wellbeing accreditation scheme, is launching its biennial research on June 10 and is requesting responses from across the industry.

The previous research, conducted in 2017, found that event industry professionals believe that 71 per cent of their colleagues are suffering from stress. The research also found that ninety-one per cent of respondents work more than 41 hours per week, more than 50 per cent work more than 51 hours and more than 20 per cent work more than 61 hours per week.

The research aims to map the industry’s approach to the wellbeing of event teams, looking at the current stress levels of team members across the industry. It will also identify actions that are being taken by employers to manage workplace wellbeing and will track changes in the last two years.

The Stress Matters accreditation scheme to support the workplace wellbeing of event teams has seen positive results in reducing stress in participating teams by an average of 18 per cent. Businesses across all sectors of the event industry have signed up to the scheme to show that stress matters to them.

In response to the 2017 research, Stress Matters and Unique Venues of London are now providing event-industry focused mental health first aider training. The research found that not one respondent believed that their employer would pro-actively ask them about their stress levels and 43 per cent told us that their employer would just tell them it would pass.