May 19 , 2020

First aid for film freelancers: #2 Mind

  • When: 19th May 2020, 14:30-17:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+
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With the film sector in hibernation, many film freelancers are unsure what other work they could do, and how they are going to make ends meet. First aid for film freelancers is a series of four standalone workshops that are designed to provide information and practical advice from screen sector and business experts.

In this workshop delivered by Mission Accomplished,  we are focussing on the mind and how we understand, manage and deal with the feelings and anxieties created by the lockdown.

The goal of the session is to provide participants with a Lockdown Professional Survival Toolkit that will enable participants to put strategies in places to keep their mental health in good shape and to know the signs that they might need professional help.

If you were unable to attend the session, it is recommended you first catch up on part 1 of this series, First aid for film freelancers: #1 Money here . 

Session 3 First aid for film freelancers: #3 ME - What career do I want? is taking place on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 – 14.30 – 17.00 you can sign up here.

Session 4 First aid for film freelancers: #4 Winning new clients is taking place on Tuesday 16th June from 2.30 – 5.00pm you can sign up here.


The session will be led by Dr. Alison Kahn, Senior Fellow, Digital and Material Anthropology, Stanford University Overseas Program and supported by Alison Grade, author, The Freelance Bible.

This training will be supported by Solas Mind company founder Sarah McCaffrey who has extensive experience of working in film and high-end TV as a Training Manager and is also a psychotherapist (MBACP) and suicide first aid trainer.

This programme is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

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.