6ft From the Spotlight was founded in 2017 by a committed group of crew along with several mental health specialists: 

  • Consultant and Trainer, Matt Longley 
  • Psychologist, Michelle White 
  • Mental health first aiders, Leo Anna Thomas and Jude Spencer 
  • Accredited trainer, Davey Shields. 

Concerned at the spiraling mental health issues within the production sector and increasingly pressured working conditions during the pandemic, the group set out to define a new Wellbeing Facilitator (WBF) role for the UK film and TV industry, which has now been adopted by productions and has directly supported more than 1,000 crew to date.