MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

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6FT FROM THE SPOTLIGHT

www.6ftfrom.org

Who: Aimed at music and film crew in the UK

What: Training in Mental Health – 6ft From the Spotlight is a non profit Community Interest Company (6ft From CIC) set up with the sole aim of improving the mental wellbeing of music and film crew in the UK.

Criteria: None

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ARTS MINDS

www.artsminds.co.uk

Who: Aimed at Performers and Creative Practitioners working across all art forms

What: Free Web -based Mental Health advice forum

Criteria: None

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BAATN - The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

www.baatn.org.uk/

Who: We are the UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically, informed by an understanding of intersectionality, with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean. Our primary focus and area of expertise is to support people from these heritages. However, we are open to other People of Colour who are affected by prejudice due to the colour of their skin and global white power.

What:Home of the largest community of Counsellors and Psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean Heritage in the UK

Criteria: None

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BIG WHITE WALL

www.bigwhitewall.com/about-us/

Who: “We aim to help as many people as possible, with no discrimination”
What: An online peer-to-peer support community for your mental health.

“We’re an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.”

“Clinically managed and designed to support those with mild to moderate need, while having the infrastructure to case manage individuals at risk.”
Criteria: None

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BREATHING SPACE SCOTLAND

www.nhs24.scot/our-services/breathing-space

Who: Anyone 

What: Phone and web-based service for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Criteria: Must be based in Scotland

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BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE

www.bapam.org.uk

Who: Anyone in the performing arts

What: Free Physical and Mental Health Help (Online Consultations during Pandemic)

Criteria: None

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THE COW SHED

www.thecowshedlive.com

Who: For Event Industry Professionals

What: Mental Health Peer Support.

This is a fully confidential, mental health peer support group, primarily aimed at those working in the entertainment Industry, yet we are open to all.
What we hope to provide is a safe open place, where people can seek support, advice, help or offer the same.
We are not professional counsellors but collectively we have all been through a lot.

From depression to addiction, loss and just plain old stressed out.​

Through our experience, we’ve found that one person alone can do it, yet we can never do it alone.  We are all here to ask for help, to listen or to offer help.”

Criteria: Event Industry Professionals

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EVERY MIND MATTERS

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Who: Anyone 

What: An NHS resource providing simple tips and advice to start taking better care of your mental health

Criteria: None

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THE GUILD OF TELEVISION CAMERA PROFESSIONALS

www.gtc.org.uk/media/fm/Zerb%20articles/GTC%20-%20Mental%20Health%20Supplement%202020%20-%20Full%20Mag%20-%20WEB%20(Spreads).pdf

Who: For Anyone, not just TV Camera Professionals

What: A Mental Health Supplement produced by the Guild, but with relevance to anyone in the theatre industry too.

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INDUSTRY MINDS

www.industryminds.co.uk

Who: People in the arts, graduates and people with low-income

What: Operates a confidential and vital service for those in the arts with counselling, Graduate Support Programme 

Criteria: None

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MARCH NETWORK

www.marchnetwork.org

Who: Anyone in the Arts, Culture or Heritage Sectors

What: One of 8 national networks funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call to further research into mental health.

Mental Health during COVID-19 – social study, results weekly.

Criteria: None

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MIND

www.mind.org.uk

Who: Anyone

What: Advice on coronavirus and your mental wellbeing.

Criteria: None

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PLAYING SANE

www.playingsane.org

Who: Actors

What: Short-term mental health support for industry professionals (maximum of 3 hours support with a small team of volunteer Mental Health practitioners )

Criteria: Actors, their colleagues and carers who are dealing with difficulties as a result of this pandemic and who are not getting the support they need elsewhere

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TALK

www.twitter.com/talkcommunity1

Who: Anyone in the entertainment industry

What: A Twitter based peer to peer support group

Criteria: None

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THEATRE HELPLINE

www.theatrehelpline.org

Who: People working in the theatre industry

What: Provides support and advice via telephone and email

Criteria: The helpline can be used by anyone who works in the theatre industry.

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THE TV MINDSET

facebook.com/groups/thetvmindset

Who: People working in the TV and Film industry

What: A new TV & Film industry initiative that aims to provide professional and peer support for freelancers, particularly with mental health, as well as bring meaningful change to working practices in the industry

Criteria: Open to all

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UK NATIONAL ARTS WELLBEING COLLECTIVE

www.uknawc.co.uk

Who: Anyone in the Arts, Culture or Heritage Sectors

What: A Collective established to link like-minded organisations and individuals around the UK to improve health and wellbeing in the Arts, Cultural and Heritage employment sectors.   Includes sections on how to lead others and look after yourself during COVID-19 

Criteria: None