National Spa Week 2019 kicks off with workplace wellbeing campaign

National Spa Week 2019 (November 4–10) launches with a focus on workplace wellness and supporting the industry.

Run by the UK Spa Association (UKSA), the event is trade-only this year, targeted at professionals working in the industry rather than the general public (which has been the case in previous years). This move is designed to add value and drive education to the association’s members, addressing specific and reoccurring internal issues and challenges. 

As part of its promise to support the spa industry with the trade expertise it needs, the UKSA is putting the conversation of workplace wellness at the forefront of the campaign, addressing the physical, financial, emotional and social wellbeing of employees.

Each day a different topic will be discussed, from employee mental and physical health, to leadership and recrutiment and retention of staff. See the full list of topics

“Dedicated to the spa trade only, this brand new, educational week will become our annual gift to everyone in our industry, providing a wealth of knowledge and expertise around a particular industry challenge. This year we focus on seven topics under the over-arching challenge of ‘Work Place Wellness’," said UKSA chairman Adam Chatterley. 

"From November 4–10, a new door on our ‘advent calendar’ style webpage will open to reveal a wealth of value-added podcasts, videos, articles and resources, crafted by handpicked industry and outside industry experts. 

"I'd encourage everyone to build time within their teams to complete our daily 'Work Place Wellness' challenges and to keep coming back each day to take advantage of, learn from and act upon, the carefully curated information provided for the benefit of everyone."

All salons and spas participating this week should showcase their efforts on social media tagging in @ukspaassociation and using the #nswchallenge hashtag.  

For information on how to get involved, visit the National Spa Week website. 

Now in its 14th year, National Spa Week encourages businesses to take part as a way of raising awareness of the valuable contribution the spa market makes.