Mental Health Awareness Week

9-15 May 2022

Promoting mentally healthy workplaces is a cornerstone of our identity as a union. From our 6 demands campaign to improve working conditions in film and TV, to our Work to Live campaign to end long hours culture in TV drama to our Fit4Purpose campaign focused on making theatres a healthier place to work, campaigning to make the creative industries a mentally healthy environment that supports the wellbeing of workers unites our work as a union.

Campaigning to make the creative industries a mentally healthy environment that supports the wellbeing of workers unites our work as a union.

Our aim is to offer practical solutions and influence Government and employers to not just show an awareness of mental health needs but to act to better support all creative workers.

This Mental Health Awareness Week we want share with you a fantastic range of events, resources, policies and support for you to engage with.

Events

We have a range of events focused on mental health and wellbeing throughout May that you can sign up for
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Our guidance

Guidance on stress and mental health at work, including what to do if you’re experiencing workplace stress.
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Blog
Matt Longley · 13 May 2021
What does the law say about mental health and freelancers? The Health and Safety at Work…
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Blog
Simon Blake · 11 May 2021
As the nation faces a mental health crisis amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, many employees are…
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Blog
Philippa Childs, head of Bectu · 10 May 2021
The 10th-16th May marks Mental Health Awareness Week, a great time to evaluate mental…
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Podcasts

Last year our Bitesize team produced a range of great podcasts on mental heal and wellbeing that are well worth a listen
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Support

Find out more about how you can get support in the creative industries from one of our partner organisations
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