Everyday Resilience with Justin McCarron

Career stages
Early, Experienced, Expert
Unscripted TV
ScreenSkills funded

In May and August, as part of the ‘Your life at work’ strand, we're offering training aimed at addressing workplace best practice as well as how to stay healthy, happy and productive at work.

This workshop will help you discover how best to manage yourself through the unpredictable times that we’re all currently living through. Now more than ever before, it is vital for us all to understand how to make the most of our natural strengths, to work together with colleagues in a positive and productive manner despite the many personal and collective challenges that we’re facing. 

During the session we will explore the fundamental principles of Everyday Resilience, drawing from a wide range of sources. We’ll explore our innate ability to adapt; how our thinking shapes our experience; and how to take practical steps to ensure that we not only survive but also thrive in the face of adversity. The work environment we’ve been forced to adopt as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic offers us a unique opportunity to turn our focus on what really matters- our place and purpose in the world. 

Justin’s session is about staying focused and in control. The entertainment industry has been hit particularly badly with stalled and cancelled projects. How do you remain positive and focused when challenged by external circumstances? How well will you be prepared when an opportunity arises?

Who it's for

Any unscripted TV freelancer who would like some tips and guidance on how to thrive when times get tough.

The majority of the USF online short course offering is for those at early career stage and above. As a result, we generally require applicants to have at least 3 credits (unless working in a traditionally uncredited role). If you strongly feel you would still benefit from the training, please email USF@screenskills.com so we can assess if an exception should be made.

We are committed to ensuring all our courses are accessible to everyone. This course is designed to be as interactive as possible. Please email the above address if you have any access requirements and we will be delighted to help, be that clarifying the form such interaction is likely to take or discussing reasonable adjustments.


Justin McCarron is a people skills expert, specialising in resilience. He works with clients in the creative sector, from independent artists (Cockpit Arts, SPACE Studios) to global media organisations (VICE, IMG, Endemol Shine Group). As well as being a coach and trainer, Justin is a regular contributor to Oh Magazine and is a co-host of the The Reset Show, a fortnightly podcast.

‘Everyday Resilience’ is a suite of practices he has developed from the wisdom of thinkers, philosophers and writers, combined with insights from the most recent research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

It’s an accessible, practical set of principles designed to help you better manage the daily challenges that you face in the modern work environment.

How to apply

This 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 attend, we ask you to please use the “decline ticket” function on the right hand side of the page 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.

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 course would normally cost participants to attend, but thanks to this support, we are able to offer it to you for free. If you fail to attend, we reserve the right to request reimbursement of costs, unless your place can be taken by someone else.



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