World Mental Health Day puts the Spotlight on new ABTA Seminar

ABTA has launched its inaugural Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace seminar, which will take place in London on 15 November

This week sees World Mental Health Day and this is a timely reminder to all businesses of the importance of mental health for everyone in the workplace. Each year mental health issues affect one in four adults and it will almost certainly affect us or someone close to us at some stage of our life. Mental health issues result in millions of lost working days each year, plus reduced productivity, and effective mental health and wellbeing practises make sound business sense as well as representing a moral duty of care towards employees.

To aid the industry in this incredibly important area, ABTA has launched its inaugural Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace seminar, which will take place in London on 15 November. Attendees will hear practical insights from leading experts in the travel industry as well as the wider world of mental health and wellbeing.

The day will be moderated by Mind’s Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Emma Mamo, who will be joined by speakers from ABTA, Royal Caribbean, the Mental Health Foundation, Heathrow Travel Care, ABTA LifeLine, award winning mental health campaigners Neil Laybourn and Jonny Benjamin MBE, and many more.

People from travel businesses of all sizes will benefit from attending the event, directors, CEOs, senior managers and team leaders, human resources, legal, occupational health and wellbeing, employee engagement and health and safety.

Victoria Bacon, ABTA Director of Brand and Business Development, said: “Good mental health and wellbeing are essential for a happy and fulfilled life, but they can often be an overlooked aspect of a company’s working practices. The travel industry can present a unique set of challenges with workforces often scattered throughout many destinations, working unusual hours and shift patterns. We also live in an increasingly volatile world and travel industry staff are at the frontline in providing help and support in some incredibly stressful situations. The ABTA Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace seminar will ensure that you know how to provide the appropriate support and help that your staff need and deserve.”

Date and venue: 15 November 2019, Hill Dickinson, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EW

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