MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Creating the business case for a culture of care, happiness and belonging
Workplace culture consists of unwritten rules of what it really means to be an employee or team member. These are the real core values embodied and reinforced by our leadership styles, procedures, and perceptions of what’s valued at StandOut Multimedia. Creating a purposefully planned and executed culture increases trust, boosts satisfaction, reinforces healthy lifestyles, leads to social connections and a sense of belonging, and leads to employee/team engagement, resulting in better business results by every measure.
Mental Health UK
We are proud to support and partner with Mental Health UK as our ongoing charity partner for Event Buyers Live – About us – Mental Health UK (mentalhealth-uk.org) In 2022 we raised just under £4,000 and are ongoing supporters and promoters of mental health within our own organisation and the wider events industry as an ongoing concern.
Event Buyers Live education also focuses and delivers a workshop/seminar/roundtable on mental health and good practices for individuals, workplaces and event sites.
A culture of belonging
The concept of what makes a thriving culture has evolved, but one thing has remained consistent – team members want to feel they belong, regardless of level or work location. Appointing a wellbeing officer (Janine Walmsley) positions us to meet expectations of guests and team members.
Wellbeing starts on day one – seeing others whose behaviours align with organisational values, help new team members and guests experience an initial sense of belonging. A warm welcome on-site can be expected from our wellbeing officer, friendly team and fellow guests. We, as a team encourage new employees and guests to begin a healthy habit challenge (fresh air, what did you learn, staying safe, etc.) to build community and support positive behaviours which makes our NetWalks so positive and effective. We strive and encourage all to utilise the 1000 acre site, wellness Spa and on-site Hotel swimming pool and leisure facilities. We build free-time into agenda’s to promote well-being offering a quiet room, offer vegan and locally sourced food (all dietary requirements catered for) along with free drinking water to keep hydrated.
All must feel included
We understand inclusion is an experience of being valued and accepted without reservation. When employees/guests feel included, they are not only more likely to stay but also experience higher levels of productivity, all of which are beneficial.
A culture of belonging
The concept of what makes a thriving culture has evolved dramatically, but one thing has remained consistent – we want all to feel welcome and belong
People need people to help guide or show what’s possible – Digital tools are an essential part of a modernised offering, but people crave, prefer, and need the ability to interact with a human too. We therefore do not advertise/promote a virtual meeting option as part of the delegate marketing, but can arrange for digital meetings upon request.
Establish a sense of psychological safety
Now that work and life are fully integrated, its critical to have a sense of connection and community to remain engaged. Fostering relationships helps establish and maintain a sense of psychological safety and wellbeing. We’re here to help and can create an itinerary to suit all needs.
Each employee/team member treats their colleagues and fellow #eventprofs with dignity and loyalty, in compliance with the events and StandOut Multimedia values. We fight against all forms of discrimination, promote the social and professional inclusion of all persons and give all employees, team members and guests an equal opportunity.