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Retail Trust launches UK’s first wellbeing festival for retail employees

Camilla Rydzek
12 April 2022

Industry charity the Retail Trust is launching the UK’s first wellbeing festival, aiming to give employees new tools to live happier and healthier lives.

The so-called 'Together Fest' will take place during Mental Health Awareness Week at The Truman Brewery in London on 12 May. It will be open to staff from more than 50 retailers in fashion and other industries, including H&M and ASOS.

The festival will offer masterclasses, activities and live entertainment featuring wellbeing experts and talks on topics such as coping with anxiety, dealing with money worries and improving sleep quality. There will also be live cookery demos, mixology lessons, energising workouts, and arts and craft.

Chris Brook-Carter, Chief Executive of the Retail Trust, said: “Demand for our services has never been higher so we need to find new ways of supporting and connecting with retail workers across the UK as they continue to face ongoing uncertainty, stress and risk of burnout.

“As the first event of its kind for retail workers, we want Together Fest to represent everything that the Retail Trust has always stood for; both by inspiring and equipping people with the right tools to improve their wellbeing, and by instilling a real sense of belonging and pride in working for the retail industry.

"We hope it will leave them encouraged, inspired and entertained, with ideas and practical solutions they can put into practice at home, work and share with their colleagues.”

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