Understanding and managing stress with Lucy Adams

22 Aug 2022, 11:00-12:00
Application deadline
15 Aug 2022
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.

With the past year being challenging for most, the importance of both recognising and managing stress has become increasingly critical.

This session will give participants a greater understanding of stress, the importance of being able to recognise it early and knowledge of how to implement healthy coping strategies.  

Who it's for

Anyone in unscripted TV who would like some tips and guidance on understanging and managing stress.

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.

What it covers

  • What is stress – causes and impact
  • Recognising signs and symptoms
  • Exploration of stress responses
  • Self-care and developing healthy coping strategies
  • Practical introduction to mindfulness 


With over fifteen years’ experience of working in TV production and five years working for Mind, the leading mental health charity, Lucy Adams is a qualified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor. She offers a range of training courses and bespoke workshops specifically for the TV and media industry, to help end the stigma, change attitudes and manage mental health issues in the workplace more effectively.

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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