Employee Wellbeing in the Modern Workplace

    11 September 2024
    9:30 – 15:40 followed by networking drinks
  • Venue:
    Howden, One Creechurch Ln, London EC3A 5AF
  • Book online

Event details

ABTA’s new one-day seminar on Employee Wellbeing in the Modern Workplace will provide practical insights into mental health and wellbeing practices within the travel companies. 

Explore the challenges facing workforces and the changes that travel businesses can make to raise awareness, improve the wellbeing of their employees and support better mental health.

About the event

Early bird rates will expire on 8 August. 

With an average of 7.8 sick days per worker, sick days taken by UK staff have reached a ten-year high in 2022 according to recent research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). Stress and mental ill health are among the most common causes of long-term absence. The study is just one of many that highlight the significant impact of employee health and wellbeing on employers, and more broadly the UK economy.

This new seminar will provide practical insights into mental health and wellbeing practices within the workplace. You will explore the challenges facing workforces and the changes that travel businesses can make to raise awareness, improve the wellbeing of their employees and support better mental health.

The travel industry brings unique challenges for employee wellbeing, with dispersed workforces, shift work, unusual hours and frequent travel to contend with. Furthermore, staff working for travel companies can find themselves caught up in a range of crisis incidents abroad, negatively affecting their mental wellbeing and often requiring dedicated support.

Learn how to safeguard staff wellbeing and support staff when issues do emerge. Get guidance from mental health and travel experts on how to create an organisational culture and environment that is conducive to positive employee wellbeing. Explore how to build awareness, reduce mental health stigma and encourage positive conversations within your organisation. Understand how to support staff based remotely or who have to regularly travel and learn how to identify, prevent and reduce stress in the workplace.


  • How to make a difference as an employer
  • NHS in crisis: what it means for employers, employees and employee benefits
  • Anxiety and stress management in the workplace
  • Creating a neuroinclusive workplace fit for the future
  • Overcoming stigma and discrimination in the workplace
  • Raising awareness and spotting early warning signs
  • Promoting a culture of health and wellbeing for travelling, remote and dispersed teams.


Moderator: Heather Pennock, Destinations Manager – Health, Safety, Crisis & Operations, ABTA

Heather is the Destinations Manager at ABTA, with responsibility for destination operations, health and safety, crisis management and incident management. She is one of ABTA’s key points of contact in the Destinations team where she coordinates activities in relation to health, safety, crisis and operational issues affecting destinations for ABTA, its Members and the FTO sub-committee.  She is also a key member of the on-call crisis response team.  

Additional speakers to be added shortly.

Benefits of attending

  • Implement initiatives to make a difference to the lives of your employees and to the bottom line of your business
  • Improve employee outcomes through early identification, intervention and prevention
  • Reduce risk by understanding your legal obligations around the mental health of your employees
  • Increase productivity and staff retention through wellbeing initiatives and effective support
  • Explore how to build awareness, reduce mental health stigma, and encourage positive conversations within organisations
  • Network with peers and discuss common challenges and solutions to tacking employee wellbeing challenges in the workplace.

Who should attend?

The following teams from travel businesses of all sizes will benefit from attending the event:

  • Human resource leaders and teams
  • Talent and recruitment leads and teams
  • Directors, CEOs, senior managers and team leaders
  • Occupational health and wellbeing teams
  • Employee engagement teams
  • Health and safety teams.

Event prices

ABTA members/Partners:
Early bird member rate - £249
Standard member rate - £279 

Early bird non-member rate - £389
Standard non-member rate - £419 

Early bird rates will expire on 8 August. 

This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, all delegate materials, presentations and an attendee certificate. 

Make payment by credit or debit card. 

View our booking terms and conditions here.


  • Book three places and get 50% off the third place.
    (This discount will be automatically applied when you book online.)
  • If you are looking to book for a larger group please contact for a bespoke discount.

*To qualify for the ABTA member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.

Non-members are welcome to attend. For information about becoming a member click here.

Event sponsorship

Venue partner 

Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing is part of Howden Group. Our expert team works with clients of all sizes, across the UK and globally, to provide dedicated employee benefits & wellbeing consultancy.
We have won many industry awards for our work and are widely recognised for our innovative and creative approach to benefit design. We understand that today’s diverse workforce is looking for tailored employee benefits that meet ever-changing lifestyle and wellbeing needs. So, we design, implement, and manage your benefits to keep them relevant and fit for purpose - now and for the future.

For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Sara Dolan on 07766 517 611 or email

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