How we can help with bullying

Bullying is no joke in film and TV. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Nearly 9 in 10 workers told us they’ve experienced or watched bullying or harassment happen. Together, we can improve mental health for everyone behind the scenes.

Thanks to the support from the industry, we’ve built new services to empower those working behind-the-scenes.

Two new services 

Anyone can be the target of bullying. If you feel uncomfortable, it counts. Bullying could be deeply personal criticism, abusive behaviour or specific discrimination or harassment, such as racism, homophobia, sexism or ableism. Whether it looks like this or something else, the most important thing is that what happened made you feel uncomfortable.

Spot is a clever new tool that helps you to anonymously record your experiences and organise your thoughts quickly and easily. Each record remains completely confidential within the system, it’s not accessible by us or anyone else. Just you. No human (not even Spot) will see what you’re writing. It’s important to do something now, not later. As well as helping you to process what happened, it allows you to save everything in one place, including emails, photos or screenshots in case you need it later on. Spot isn’t a reporting tool and your information won’t be shared with anyone, including us.

Our Bullying Pathway Advisor is a first-of-its-kind support for people who work in our industry, available for free through the Film and TV Support Line. Book an appointment through our Support Line to talk through your thoughts and experiences and receive specialist guidance to help you decide what to do next.

If you don’t feel like talking, use our Anti-Bullying Resources Directory to look at what other kinds of guidance and support are available in the industry.

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We talk with people in the industry and dive deep into discussions surrounding the film and TV industry’s deep-rooted problem with bullying + harassment and how the new services aim to provide a safer and more healthy working environment for everyone working behind-the-scenes in UK film and TV.

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