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Taking place later this month @filmtvcharity, “Safeguarding 101” is for freelancers, individuals and organisations operating in the creative industry who work with children and adult talent. This in-person taster is an introduction to our FAA accredited: Safeguarding Awareness for working with Actors (Level 1) training. The session will cover foundational Safeguarding practice and build upon learners existing knowledge.Attendees will learn the principles necessary to protect the health, well-being and human rights of vulnerable individuals, particularly those from underrepresented groups. We will explore the tools needed to prevent, identify and respond to disclosures relating to abuse, harm and neglect.Co-delivered by @artistsonthecouch

This event is in partnership with @bifa_film 30th April2-4pm

Artists on the Couch Safeguarding 101 Flyer

There has become an increasing demand for wellbeing support on-set as producers, actors and artists battle to deal with the many conflicts that arise.

How do we cope in an environment dealing with challenging scripts, long hours and multiple personalities on-set?

The answer is "we don't." We often hear of the dramas, high emotions, fallouts and crises on-set that can lead to long-term mental health.

At A.O.T.C. ( ArtistsOnTheCouch), we provide P.I.S.A. Prevention, Intervention, Support & Aftercare with specialist psychological consultants on-set and ON CALL.

The environment on set can quickly become that of 'The family', which requires a therapist to intervene and support all members with their emotional challenges. Scenes can be violent, sexual, or racial, and support is necessary to ensure that the passionate feelings on-set are contained and worked through.

Can it be left down to the producers or managers to provide psychological support for the crew?

The answer is "no" the industry needs to call upon services like A.O.T.C. to step in and provide specialist support.

Should there be mental health first aid available on set at all times?

Yes, A.O.T.C can reassure production companies and labels seeking this support and training by providing a psychological consultant on call to support any issues that arise. This specialised service results in a safe, productive environment for actors, artists and crew.

Who should be providing this support?

A.O.T.C. have a team of B.A.C.P. and B.P.C. registered Psychologists and Psychotherapists who specialise in the Film, T.V. and Music Industry. The challenges and interventions needed on-set are unique and require professionals who understand the nature of the industry.

Michelle Brown

Psychological Consultant A.O.T.C

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