Mental health and wellbeing resources

When it comes to mental health and wellbeing, it can be tricky to navigate the range of the advice and support that’s available. 

Whether you’re seeking ways to improve your own mental health and wellbeing at work, or you’re looking to support colleagues with theirs, we’ve put some resources together that we find helpful, in the hope that you will too.

Urgent support

Find out how you can access urgent support, including our 24-hour Film and TV Support Line.

Looking after you

Putting yourself first can feel like an impossible task, especially when working in a fast-paced, demanding environment like the film, TV, and cinema industry. Often, your physical and mental wellbeing can end up at the bottom of your to-do list. 

Only 11% of respondents to our Looking Glass Survey 22 said that they considered the industry to be a mentally healthy place to work”. There is clearly a lot that still needs to change, such as working hours, proper training, and recruitment practices – all of which might be beyond your control. But there are simple steps you can take to safeguard your mental wellbeing and help you cope better at work. 

Worried about someone else

We can all feel awkward about asking someone if they’re all right in case we get it wrong. But for people experiencing a mental health problem, shame and silence can be as bad as the symptoms themselves. 

Although it can be a competitive industry, it can also have a strong sense of community. Let’s look out for each other.

If you’re worried about someone else’s mental health, but don’t know what to say or how to support them if they want to seek help, here are some resources to guide you in a range of situations. 

Other support available for you

  • Support Line 

    Access out Support Line for friendly, confidential advice, around-the-clock. From financial guidance to legal advice, we’re here for everyone working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema.

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    Mental health and wellbeing support 

    Our trained team has lots of experience and can give you quick, discreet advice. We can help with grief counselling, bullying and harassment advice and support.

  • Wellbeing Check-in 

    Freelancers face their own unique set of challenges. That’s why we’ve developed our Wellbeing Check-In for people freelancing in film , TV, and cinema.

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