Would you like to learn skills to help make the TV industry a more supportive place to work? We have physical first aiders on sets, on shoots and in the production office but what about having that initial help on hand for mental health? Learn about what it means to be a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) in the industry in this interactive session which covers mental health stats for the industry, the impact of the industry on our mental health and how mental health first aid training can help the industry become a more supportive environment for all.
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 managed by the Indie Training Fund 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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