Theamata First Aid delivers Mental Health First Aid courses to the film and television and live performance industries on location, in studio, in the office or online. In line with best practice Theamata First Aid ensures that your staff are working in a supportive environment. All courses are regulated and certified through the ScreenSkills
approved NUCO & FAA awarding bodies.
The Looking Glass report commissoned by the Film & TV Charity shone a light on the prevalence of mental health issues in the film and TV community. Pressured deadlines, a freelance culture, ever decreasing budgets and job insecurity, not to mention a global pandemic, have created a melting pot of mental health issues. Luckily the report led to The Whole Picture Movement, a pioneering industry led movment to start work to begin to take action and spread awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health issues.
I spent over 25 years working in the Film & TV industry and gained alot of experience in post production, production, editorial, studios, outside broadcast, broadcasters, streamers and VFX with people at all levels. I have also worked with many leading theatre and dance companies.
As a senior manager and head of client liason, I spent a lot of time trouble shooting and helping people. I have first hand experience of the toll that the pressures can take. I retrained as a Mental Health First Aid instructor to help people with a full understanding of the specific issues people and companies face. An educated and supported workforce can hugely reduce staff turnover, absenteeism and increase employee satisfaction.