Introduction to mental health awareness at work

Two men and one woman smile as they watch a screen at a desk
Two men and one woman smile as they watch a screen at a desk
Part of series
Module type
Estimated time
20 minutes
Career stages
Entry, Early, Experienced, Expert
Film, Unscripted TV, High-end TV, Children's TV, VFX, Animation, Games
ScreenSkills funded

About this module

This free eLearning module is designed for anyone working in the screen industries (film, TV, animation, visual effects (VFX) and games) who wants to develop their awareness of mental health.

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Understand how the nature of working in the screen industries can affect mental health
  • Identify how you can support your own mental wellbeing and to overcome industry-specific challenges that may prevent you caring for yourself
  • Recognise the signs of worsening mental health and signs that you may need to seek support
  • Understand how you can support colleagues in your working environment who may be struggling
  • Recognise the resources and services that you can use to support yourself or others

Content warning

This course contains material that may be triggering or sensitive.

If you feel that you need urgent support, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day

  • Telephone: 116 123
  • Email:
  • Website:

The Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide.

Details of other organisations that offer information and support are provided at the end of the module.

Additional information

We recommend completing this module in one sitting. However, if you are not able to do this, your progress will be saved, and when you come back to finish you will be taken to the last screen you completed.

This module was created in collaboration with psychotherapist and experienced trainer Sarah McCaffrey, founder of Solas Mind. It was developed with support from:

  • The BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy
  • The ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund, with contributions from high-end television productions
  • The ScreenSkills Television Skills Funds, with contributions from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5

Arts Council England supported the launch of the online learning platform.

Important Information about ScreenSkills funded e-learning modules

For training providing certificates, please note that these will be issued only on course completion. To receive a certificate, please ensure you have completed all modules of the e-learning, including a test and a survey if present.



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