Unscripted TV Skills Fund invests in free online resilience training

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The Unscripted TV Skills Fund will offer a month of free online training focusing on resilience, health and wellbeing  during September.

Resilience Month aims to equip professionals working in unscripted television with some of the skills needed to navigate the unpredictable times we are still living through and to help focus on their wellbeing, and that of their colleagues, as they get back to work.

The month offers a holistic approach to readiness for work with a broad and varied range of courses, giving practitioners the chance to create their own bespoke programme over the month, helping them to best deal with change and thrive professionally and personally.

We hope that employers will signpost the sessions to their staff and freelancers.

The month kicks off with resilience training delivered by Justin McCarron. The session, held on 3 September, will cover topics including how to remain positive and focused when challenged by external circumstances and offers practical steps for surviving and thriving in the face of adversity.

It will also include:

  • a five-day course on mastering emotional intelligence and wellbeing, which will cover the FASH (fear/anger/sadness/happiness) framework that was designed to help individuals develop emotional intelligence and prevent poor mental health
  • mental health awareness sessions to help everyone recognise the signs of mental health issues in their teams or with contributors
  • sessions to help keep focus and energy when hybrid working
  • training to develop skills in leadership and management, networking and giving feedback.

Many course are now live in the ScreenSkills training directory so check them out and apply.

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