Mental Health Awareness Week Events

Mental Health Support for Freelancers/self-employed with Alison Surtees

Wednesday 18 May | 10:00-12:00
We have all experienced a major life incident in the last 18 months or more, that has impacted every single one of us in one way or another. This has led to increased stress and worry for many of us as we try to manage our day to day lives. Find out more and sign up here.

Mental Health Awareness and Self-care with Sarah McCaffrey

Friday 20 May 2022 | 10:00-12:00
This workshop is designed by Sarah McCaffrey, founder of Solas Mind, who combined her knowledge of the film and media industry with her experience as a qualified psychotherapist (MBACP) to offer bespoke mental health support, training and counselling in the creative sector. Find out more and sign up here.

Do your job, do it well, do no harm. Learn how to work best with victims, survivors and vulnerable interviewees with Jo Healey

Monday 23 May | 10:00-12:00

This interactive and engaging workshop teaches trauma awareness and good practice around working with victims, survivors and vulnerable interviewees during productions. It will also make sure you look after yourself when covering these tough emotional assignments. Sign up here.

Bectu’s Welfare Policy: Prevention is the best Tool

Wednesday 25 May 2022 | 19:30-20:30
A Bectu hosted panel discussion on Bectu’s welfare policy plus an opportunity on how it can be applied to improve workspaces. Panel members include: Spencer Macdonald, National Secretary, LPD/RPD, Emily Collin, Negotiating Officer, Chris Warburton, Prospect H&S Officer and Marian Ifans, Well-Being Facilitator. Please see the policy here.
Find out more and sign up here.

Managing Stress and Mental Health on a Production with Matt Longley

Friday 27 May | 10:00-12:00
The session will cover: Why a plan for mental health and stress is needed? What the law says about stress and MH in the workplace and more. Find out more and sign up here.