With the personal and professional pressures of Covid unrelenting, our second Get Travel Talking
seminar on 28 October
hears from voices across travel - and beyond - around why it's so vital to speak out and tackle the stigma surrounding mental health head-on no matter what your role or level of seniority may be.
From business leaders to political advisors, no-one is immune from the mental health challenges of the last few months. Join us as we explore top tips to manage your own mental health and how senior figures of the travel industry (and the world of politics) are looking after themselves and those around them.
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14:00 - 14:05 Welcome
14:05 - 14:20 Is travel headed for a mental health crisis?
The results of TTG's first mental health survey are revealed, with the impact of the pandemic on the wellbeing of those working tirelessly in travel laid bare.
- Tom Parry, senior reporter, TTG Media
14:20 - 14:50 Live Q&A: Is travel headed for a mental health crisis?
Reacting to the survey's findings, this cross-industry panel will assess what can be done to better support travel professionals struggling with mental health issues and tackle the stigma around speaking out during this difficult time.
- Trudie Clements, director, Abta LifeLine
- Matt Griffiths, luxury travel and cruise specialist, Encore Travel
- Kristina Wallen, managing director, HARP Wallen
14:50 - 15:10 Break
15:10 - 15:40 Mental health at the helm
What effect does leading a major travel business through the industry's most challenging period have on the individuals in charge? We hear from a trio of bosses on the professional and personal hurdles they've faced this year and ask: does the industry need more focus on mental health across all levels of the corporate ladder?
- Lisa McAuley, managing director B2B tour operations, dnata Travel Europe
- Tony Roberts, vice president UK and Europe, Princess Cruises
- Brian Young, managing director EMEA, G Adventures
15:40 - 15:55 Live Q&A: Mental health at the helm
15:55 - 16:45 Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression, with Alastair Campbell
The straight-talking ex-Downing Street press chief discusses his lifelong struggle with depression, how it inspired his new book and the government's handling of the Covid crisis on mental health and travel.