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Without wellness, we have nothing

07 March

Artists are generous. By its nature creativity comes from a generous place of sensitivity to the world around us.

But without wellness, we have nothing. It is not unusual to get caught up in situations and circumstances where it really is too much…and then the workplace becomes a dangerous place to be.

A very important lesson is still to be learned from what happened to Rachel Presdee at Soho Theatre in 2012, where she was left paralysed.

It is not unusual to get caught up in situations and circumstances where it really is too much. In the theatre world there is the pressure that “the show must go on” but this pressure is not unique to theatreland. In all professions there are pressures, pressures that can detract from the fundamental importance of our safety and well being.

My blog “Safe Working Environments”. Employment law from a theatre perspective, for my new firm Wainwright & Cummins LLP. It is great to be back in law properly, balancing two great loves, creativity and law. Looking towards equality within all fields I work in, with The Act For Change Project helping to raise voices campaigning for greater diversity in the live and recorded arts. Employment law is where it begins. UK discrimination legislation enshrines our human rights. Helping society to flow, so we all can feel at home regardless of colour, race or creed. All that jazz!

 

Ayesha Casely-Hayford blog Waingwright and Cummins LLP

Ayesha Casely-Hayford blog Waingwright and Cummins LLP

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