Bullying in all its forms can be incredibly damaging. If it’s happened to you or you’ve seen it happen to others, it’s probably affected your mental health. Replaying things in your mind over and over again can make you feel worse, so our specialist support services are there to empower you to take positive action, for yourself or others.
Take the first steps
Anyone can be the target of bullying. It may be deeply personal criticism, abusive behaviour or gaslighting. You might face specific types of harassment, such as racism, homophobia, sexism or ableism. Whether it looks like this or something else, we’re here to help figure it out.
We have two support services to help you to stay in control and decide what to do next:
Spot is a clever new tool we’ve tweaked to help you make a record of the crucial details and organise your thoughts. Each record remains confidential within the system; it’s not accessible by us or anyone else. You can decide whether to act on it later.
Our Bullying Advice Service is a dedicated support for people who work in our industry, available free through The Film and TV Support Line on 0800 054 00 00. Ask to book an appointment to talk through your thoughts and experiences and get guidance on what to do next — from raising the issue formally or informally, to legal advice or counselling options.
Don’t feel like talking? Use our Anti-Bullying Directory to look at what other kinds of guidance and support are out there for those in our industry.
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.