On International Women’s’ Day RubyBlosse is launching a survey to find out how stress affects women in the UK events industry.
 
Anecdotal evidence suggests that stress amongst women in the UK events industry is widespread and not being addressed at an organisational level, but we may be wrong. We’d like to be wrong. We’re looking for more substantive evidence and wonder if you can spare a few minutes to help us out? To find out how prevalent the issue of stress is for women in the UK events industry, and to do something about it, we would be very grateful if you can take 5 minutes to complete this short survey in utter and complete confidence:

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* 1. Please share with us where you work

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* 2. What is your email address?

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* 3. Do you recognise the symptoms of stress in yourself?

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* 4. On a scale of 0 to 5 how would you define the impact of stress on your physical health?

0 = no impact 5 = severe impact
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 5. On a scale of 0 to 5 how would you define the impact of stress on your mental health?

0 = no impact 5 = severe impact
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 6. Do you recognise the symptoms of stress in your colleagues?

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* 7. How comfortable would you feel raising this subject with them?

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* 8. Do you feel your organisation or networks supports you in times of work related stress?

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* 9. Do you know how to reduce your stress levels?

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* 10. Does your organisation do anything to help you prevent or reduce stress? (Please tick any that apply)

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* 11. If you are self-employed/freelance, what support networks or organisations do you draw on in stressful times?

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* 12. Do you feel comfortable raising the issue of stress with your Manager and/or HR representative?

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* 13. What practical steps would help you in stressful times?

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* 14. What is the tipping point that makes a pressured situation into a stressful one?

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* 15. Do you think that there are factors that make the events management industry particularly stressful for women?

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* 16. Is there anything that you think the events industry or event associations could do to address stress amongst women in the industry?

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* 17. How many sick leave days have you taken in the past year due to stress related illness/es?
(you may not have recorded them as stress related days)

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* 18. Was any practical help or advice given on your return to work from stress related illness/es?

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* 19. Thank you very much for your time - is there anything else you would like to add?

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* 20. We plan to publish the aggregated survey results to raise awareness of this issue. We may use some content from the open comment boxes in the published results. Any published information will be anonymised and not attributed to anyone personally.

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