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Mental Health Awareness for HoDs in Unscripted

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Mental health awareness for HoDs in Unscripted… with Sarah McCaffrey
Date: 22 Nov 2021, 09:00-10:00
Location: Online
Price: Free
Application deadline: 15 Nov 2021

This session is part of the ‘Your Life at Work’ strand which offers training aimed at addressing workplace best practice as well as how to stay healthy, happy and productive at work.

This workshop was designed by Sarah McCaffrey  who has combined her experience of working in film and media and as a qualified psychotherapist (MBACP) to create Solas Mind; offering mental health advice and support to the industry.

The challenges of social distancing, post Covid-19 anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adapting to new work practices, have had a large impact on mental health.

This session will increase awareness and understanding around mental health, looking at where it comes from and factors that enhance resilience.

Who it’s for

This 1 hour session is aimed at heads of department working in unscripted tv.

What it covers

  • What is mental health and where it comes from
  • Where are we now
  • Factors that influence resilience
  • Spotting the signs someone is struggling
  • Listening, supporting and signposting
  • Creating a supportive working environment
  • Q and A

This session is supported by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from broadcasters, SVoDs and production companies.

This Mental Health Awareness session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply for ticket’ and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact USF@screenskills.com  to release your place. Sessions are often oversubscribed, so please give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.

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