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COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing support

The Film and TV Charity

The Film and TV Charity 24 Hour Support Line is open to anyone in the industry and is there to offer confidential advice around the clock. You can get in touch by phone, e-mail or online chat here.

They have also launched (in May 2020) an online mental health platform, delivered by Big White Wall, which is free and accessible for anyone who works behind the scenes in our industry. The platform is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a safe space, where you can express your thoughts and concerns openly and anonymously. As well as receiving support in group or one-to-one chats you can also access guided self-help courses that cover a range of subjects from managing mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, as well as problem-solving and assertiveness training.

CIPD Mental Health Support for Employees

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has produced a guide which provides advice on how mental health can be supported during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a briefing template for line managers

Find out more here.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

FSB Care shares how you can support employees with returning to work, long-term illnesses, mental health conditions and more.
Read more here.


If you or someone you know is feeling anxious or in need of support, please consider the resources above and seek further help if you need it.