Challenging the Status Quo — Production, Mental Health & Neurodiversity
With nine in 10 people working in the UK’s film and TV industries experiencing mental health issues*, something needs to change.
The Film and TV industry is full of amazingly talented and skilled professionals working hard to provide content to people's screens. However, it is not all sunshine and rainbows. In recent years, we have become increasingly aware that it can often be an unhealthy work environment for many people, particularly those who struggle with mental illness or are neurodiverse. With long working hours and intense stress daily, even people who consider themselves healthy or neurotypical can crumble under the pressure of a long shoot.
As we emerge into a world where mental health and neurodiversity are more openly discussed, RTS London and The Film and TV Charity bring you an insightful discussion with industry professionals about their experiences and how to make our industry accessible for everyone.
*Survey of 9,400 people undertaken by The Film and TV Charity in 2019/2020
Lucy Tallon - Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, The Film and TV Charity
Stewart Kyasimire - Managing Director, Create Anything
Leo Anna Thomas - WBF (Wellbeing Facilitator)
Zeb Chadfield - Founder, The Finish Line
Lennie Varvarides - Founder, DYSPLA
Producers: Amber Fisher and Aradhna Tayal