Women in Residential Property (WIRP) in partnership with headline sponsors Convey-Assist and silver sponsors, Moneypenny will host a series of events in 2023, addressing multiple aspects of wellbeing from mental health through to financial management.  There will be ten online events in the series which will then culminate with a wellbeing summit at Moneypenny’s head office in Wrexham.  

The first event on the 18 January at 12pm will address the Menopause with the following webinar, taking place on 22 February, focusing on both individual and team resilience.  Tickets are priced at £10 for individual events with discounts being available to WIRP members. Tickets will be available from 1 December 2022 via the WIRP website.   

Commenting on the launch, Emma Vigus WIRP Chair, “running a series of events allows us to address many aspects of wellbeing, acknowledging that it’s rarely one thing in isolation that results in our wellbeing suffering.  I don’t think I’m alone in feeling as if I’ve lurched from one challenge to another in the last three years which has resulted in most aspects of my wellbeing taking a back seat. I know I should focus more on self-management, but I rarely have the opportunity.  Registering for this series will allow attendees to start 2023 by making a positive commitment to looking after themselves.” 

Julie Williams, Founder of Convey Assist “We established Convey Assist, the UK’s first onshore professional outsourcing service dedicated to Conveyancing, to help reduce workload and pressure within conveyancing teams. An increasing number of businesses are turning to Convey Assist as they recognise the role our service can play in proactively addressing staff well-being by, for example, reducing administrative burden, tackling backlogs or providing holiday and sickness cover.

Concerns about wellbeing across the residential property industry have been repeatedly highlighted since the outbreak of the pandemic.  The 2022 Wellbeing and Resilience Survey conducted by the Association of Residential Managing Agents and the Institute of Residential Property Managers revealed that property management professionals scored significantly lower than Office of National Statistics averages when asked about how worthwhile their life is, their life satisfaction and their levels of happiness.  Whilst 69% of respondents to Law Care’s 2021 Life in the Law Survey reported experiencing mental ill-health in the 12 months preceding the survey.  Research conducted by Agents Together in 2020 revealed similar challenges in Estate Agency with 64% of respondents saying they’d experienced an issue with mental health.