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Your mental wellbeing

Help when you’re not OK

If you’re particularly stressed or just not yourself right now, you’re not alone. If you think your mental wellbeing has dipped recently — because of work, things at home, or anything else — you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to support you.

Call on our friendly team

Get in touch free, at any time of the day or night on 0800 054 0000 or open a Live Chat for a wide range of support. Everything is confidential and totally independent.

You can ask us for:

  • A listening ear 24/7. You’re never alone and can talk to us through live chat, video call or on the phone. Whatever makes you comfortable, including access to a deaf British Sign Language (BSL) member of the team. 
  • Brief Solution Focus Therapy. You could get up to 5 sessions with a suitable therapist. The Therapist will work with you to reflect on what you do well, set goals and through collaboration will work towards achieving your goals. The therapist can be a person of colour if you prefer and you can speak to them on the phone or via video call.
  • Bereavement counselling after the loss of a loved one. Grief can be overwhelming and really knock your confidence, so it’s best to get support.
  •  Other talking treatments. If you need another type of therapy, but can’t afford it at the moment, we may be able to contribute to the cost.
  • Expert advice on bullying, harassment or discrimination. This can be complex and traumatic. Whether you want to report the incident or not, we can help you to process what’s happened and navigate your next steps.

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The British Sign Language team are available 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday.
Click here to book an appointment.

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Help with wellbeing and freelance life

Freelancers face their own unique set of challenges. That’s why we’ve created the Freelancer Wellbeing Hub. It’s especially for people freelancing in film and TV— so you should feel right at home.

Here, you can complete your Wellbeing Check-In quiz, to get tailored tips and advice for managing common industry stressors, plus you’ll find plenty of information to support your wellbeing at work.

Visit the Freelancer Wellbeing Hub

 

Wellbeing Resource Directory

We’ve also curated a list of mental health and wellbeing resources in our Wellbeing Directory that we think you’ll find useful. Whether it’s for you, a colleague or your production team, you’ll find videos, tips, ideas and guides.

Explore the directory

 

Best Practice for Mental Health Training

In partnership with ScreenSkills and other industry experts, we’ve developed guidance relating to mental health training for employers, freelancers and anyone with line management responsibilities. It’s a direct response to research conducted for the Film and TV Charity and is available on the ScreenSkills website. The guidance is designed to provide a framework or overview of the different areas of training that could be considered when putting together a mental health training plan for staff and/or freelance teams.

View the Screenskills guidance