Film and TV Charity Open House, 9th and 10th May

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme is loneliness, so the Film and TV Charity is opening its London doors to everyone in the industry and inviting you to come and hang out at ours.

Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic.

Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.

Our ground floor café area is a lovely environment to work in, with free wifi and comfortable seating perfect for solo work or meeting friends and colleagues.

We’re setting up a smoothie bar and will provide light snacks throughout the day.  The day will start at 11 am and finish at 4 pm.

Session Details

Between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm each day we’ll be running sessions covering better mental health in the industry and share ways to ensure you and your colleagues are set up for mentally healthy ways of working.

Monday 12.30 pm | How can we help?

Learn how the Film and TV Charity is supporting the mental health of the industry
Lucy Tallon, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Book here

Tuesday 12.30 pm | How can we help support communities of colour in the industry?

Find out how the Film and TV Charity is supporting the mental health of communities of colour in the industry.

Tracy Riddell, Whole Picture Programme Manager and Valeria Bullo, Lead for Mentally Healthy Productions (Whole Picture Programme)
Plus additional speakers – see Eventbrite for details

Book here


Members of the team will be around all day, and we’d love to meet you. Please save the date and feel free to share with friends and colleagues.

For those wishing to attend who face the financial barrier of not being able to do so, you may be entitled to one of our Stop Gap grants that assist with industry travel opportunities along with other immediate needs. See full details and criteria via link. Please complete the application using this link referencing the Mental Health Awareness Week event on 9th or 10th May.  This grant can be awarded retrospectively on production of expenses incurred if you do not have time to complete prior to the event.

All applications will be reviewed and assessed on their own merit and financial need.

We hope to see you and say hello on 9th and 10th May!