Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources

Need help now?

UK & Republic of Ireland
Emergency: Call 999 or 112
Non-emergency: NHS 111 online, or call 111

Need to talk? Free 24/7 & confidential
Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or e-mail: jo@samaritans.org for a reply within 24 hours

Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text “YM” if you’re under 19

Call 0800 054 0000 to talk to the Film & TV Charity, or click here to use their live chat function or e-mail

Other helplines and websites:


Upcoming Bectu, Prospect and Camera Branch online events / webinars:

  • Nothing currently scheduled but watch this space

Other online workshops and webinars:


Awareness and advice – 6ft From The Spotlight & #MentalHealthInFilm:

6ft From The Spotlight podcasts:
https://soundcloud.com/mentalhealthinfilm

Follow Leo Anna Thomas on Twitter and Instagram


Mindfulness / meditation apps:

Free content from ‘Calm’ (meditation, sleep stories, soundscapes, yoga):
https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath

Free content from ‘Headspace’ for the unemployed:
https://www.headspace.com/unemployed

‘Waking Up’ meditation (free for a year for anyone unemployed from Covid-19):
https://www.wakingup.com/

‘Moodpath’ mood tracking over 2 week periods (free):
https://mymoodpath.com/en/

‘ntwrk’ – not strictly a mindfulness app but it will prompt you to contact friends & family at set intervals – useful if you tend to withdraw when your mental health isn’t so good:
https://ntwrk.app


Counselling / therapy:

Film In Mind – bespoke therapeutic services for the filmmaking community:
http://www.filminmind.co.uk

BetterHelp (£35p/w but subsidised rates available for those affected by Covid-19):
https://www.betterhelp.com

Talkspace (discounts available):
https://www.talkspace.com

National Counselling Society – find a counsellor:
https://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/counselling-directory/search

Counselling Directory – find a counsellor:
https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/


Training / education:

FutureLearn short course:-
‘Covid-19: Psychological Impact, Wellbeing, and Mental Health’ (online):
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-impact-of-covid-19

Mental Health First Aid courses (available online):
https://mhfaengland.org/

i-act training:
https://www.i-act.co.uk/

6ft From The Spotlight delivery of bespoke i-act training:-
‘Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing’:
https://www.6ftfrom.org/course-overview

Papyrus ASIST training:
https://papyrus-uk.org/applied-suicide-intervention-skills-training-asist/


Other useful information:

Guild of Television Camera Professionals – Mental Health Supplement 2020 (.pdf)

Donate to Leo Anna Thomas’ crowdfunding campaign: ‘Mental Health in Film & the Wellbeing Facilitator’

Film & TV Charity – Whole Picture Programme

Film & TV Charity – The Looking Glass report (.pdf)


Please report any broken links, out of date resources, or suggestions for more resources at: comms@camerabranch.org.uk