Buddies Really Matter In These Uncertain Times.


As you may well know the EMA is partnered with Stress Matters. SM offers wellbeing support and has created Buddies Matter a free scheme to support event professionals. Buddies Matter is peer to peer support system. Your Buddy will be a bit like you, they are not likely to have any professional training in mental health or wellbeing support but like you, they want to know that someone has their back when it comes to their wellbeing. 

Laura, founder of Stress Matters tells us:
In the words of Woody from Toy Story – You’ve got a friend in me. But sometimes it might not feel like it. I’m sure that we can all agree that everything is pretty stressful at the moment.

Whether your company has put TBC next to all your jobs or you’re a freelancer and all your jobs have already been cancelled so you have no pipeline – it’s stressful. This change is affecting us all personally and professionally and we are all in it together but it might not feel like that.

We urge you to spend 1 minute of your day signing up to Buddies Matter – the FREE Buddy matching programme for the events industry, where we will match you with a like-minded event professional with the pure purpose of looking out for each other.

If there was ever a time we could benefit from more Buddies in the industry it is now. Whilst you might feel like you have lots of Buddies, some people don’t so sign-up to help them too.

You’ve got troubles, well I’ve got ’em too
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you
We stick together and we see it through
You’ve got a friend in me

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