Film and TV Charity launches new services to fight bullying

Wed 17th Mar 2021

The Film and TV Charity has launched a suite of new, confidential services to empower you – digital incident recording tool Spot, the Bullying Pathway Service, and the Anti-Bullying Directory. These free, independent services are available now for everyone who works behind the scenes in UK film and television – employees and freelancers.

Anyone can be a target of bullying. Your experience could be deeply personal criticism, abusive behaviour or specific discrimination or harassment like racism, homophobia, sexism, or ableism.

Whether it looks like this or something else, the important thing is that what happened made you feel uncomfortable. These new tools have been designed to help you look after yourself and others.

If you feel like you want to be heard, the Bullying Pathway Service is a first-of-its-kind support for people who work in film and TV, available for free by appointment via charity’s existing Film and TV Support Line 0800 054 00 00. A Bullying Pathway Advisor will be able to give you and industry-relevant legal, HR and mental health advice and information. Use it to talk through your experience and get specialist help.

Don’t feel like talking? The charity has created an Anti-Bullying Directory to help you find out what other support is currently available across the industry.

Remember you’re not alone. The charity has already helped 1 in 20 people in our industry during the Covid-19 crisis, providing independent mental wellbeing, financial and legal support.

Make sure you look after your mental health and speak to the charity if you need support. For more information visit the charity’s website 

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