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Helping you find a way forward 

Urgent support


If it’s an emergency, your life is at risk or you want to report a crime, please call 999.

Call our Support Line

If it’s not an emergency but you want to talk to someone now, our free and confidential 24-hour Support Line is here for you.

You can contact our friendly and supportive team any time, day or night, to talk about a wide range of challenges including, but not limited to:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Debt and money worries
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Legal advice
  • In-the-moment support for when you need someone to talk to

Live Chat

If calling isn’t for you, you can also use our live online chat service. When starting a Live Chat, please state that you’re accessing the service via the Film and TV Charity. If no advisers are available due to high traffic, please try again later or remember that you can still call our Support Line on 0800 054 0000.

NHS urgent mental health helplines

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages. You can call for:

  • 24-hour advice and support for you, your child, your parent, or someone you care for
  • Help with arranging to speak to a mental health professional
  • An assessment to help decide on the best course of care

Contact the Samaritans

The Samaritans offer a confidential listening service, where they won’t judge or advise, but will just listen. You can call anytime on 116 123.

Thank you for helping me to stay in the job I love. 
Production assistant, who used our Bullying Advice Service 

How we support you

We offer practical support to everyone working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema, from emergency grants to mental health support. Our friendly and professional team is here to help you and no problem is too big or too small.

  • A young tattooed person is sitting on the floor with their back against a wooden slatted fence. They are looking out into the open and smiling.

    Mental health and wellbeing 

    If you’re particularly stressed or just not yourself right now, then we can help.

  • A woman is sat with her back to the camera. She is talking to another person who is sat facing her, paying attention to what she is saying.

    Bullying Advice Service 

    If you’re experiencing bullying, harassment, or discrimination, our Bullying Advice Service offers one-to-one support from our specialist bullying adviser. 

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    Financial support 

    We can help you find the right financial support, from one-off grants to help you in a crisis, to useful tools like our budget planner and benefits finder. 

  • Thoughtful writer is sat at a desk with his head resting on his hands. He has a laptop in front of him with a notepad to the side.

    Legal advice 

    We offer free expert legal advice for anyone working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema. 

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100 years of support

We offer support to everyone working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema whatever their role is. Find out more about the Film and TV Charity and how we can help.