Mental Fitness for TV... with Jude Spencer

The TV industry is a buzzing environment to work in and is one that constantly challenges us and pushes us to our creative and physical edge. But how do we look after ourselves in order to, not only survive in a challenging environment, but to thrive? This interactive workshop will invite you to reflect on your own experiences and learn tools that will support you to manage the current period of insecurity and beyond. Your journey to mental fitness starts here.  

Who it's for

This session is open to anyone working in unscripted television, in any role and at any level of experience.


Jude Spencer is a mental health trainer who specialises in mental health first aid (MHFA) and resilience training within the film and TV industry. She is an active volunteer for organisations such as Samaritans, Mental Health Mates and Studio Upstairs, supporting those who are going through challenging times. Alongside this, she also has over a decade worth of experience working in production roles both within broadcasters such as the BBC to Independents such as Locksmith Animation and TwoFour. This varied experience has been across radio, TV and film, from live-action drama and factual through to animated series and features. Jude’s passion for training comes from the belief that the skills that are learned to support yourself and others effectively aren’t just skills for the workplace but are skills for life. 
This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, and Channel 5. 

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times. 

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email. 

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact  so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.



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