Covid-19: help and advice

We're here for you during the crisis and beyond

We know this is going to be a difficult time for our industry, particularly for workers and freelancers who will be hit by the closure of productions across the UK.

We can offer emotional and financial support, advice from industry experts and a reminder that even if you feel isolated, you’re not alone.

COVID-19 Recovery Fund

The Film and TV COVID-19 Recovery Fund has been created to reach those in the industry most affected by COVID-19. Offering financial and wellbeing support over six months to help them sustain themselves and their careers through and out of the pandemic. We’re able to provide grants of £750 a month for up to six months (up to £4500) to active workers in film, TV and cinema affected by the crisis that are the least financially resilient, and those who are the most at risk professionally and personally. 

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Advice and guidance

We’ve pulled together the latest industry advice to help you get through this time.

It’s important to try to stay healthy, even in isolation.

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Mental health community

We’re giving you access to an online community, free and accessible to everyone who works behind the scenes in film, TV and cinema. 

Available 24/7, this platform, provided by Togetherall, is a safe space where you can talk openly and anonymously, access guided self-help courses on managing a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic and grief and use self-development resources including those on problem-solving and assertiveness training. 

Find out more

Read the guidance

Financial advice

Read our advice to help you stay on top of your finances

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Mental wellbeing

Get some expert advice

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It’s important to remember that even if you’re isolated, you’re not alone. A lot of people will be feeling this way right now. You can ask for help. Our Support Line can provide a listening ear and can also quickly refer you to trained counsellors who can provide more structured support over the phone.

Donate

If you're in a position to give back to your industry please make a donation, however large or small to help those that are struggling during this time.

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