Sat 9th 9:30am - Sat 16th Oct 2021 11am

Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th October 2021

Each session will run from 9.30 to 11am

PG Members: £80 + booking fee + VAT
Non-members: £100 + booking fee + VAT

In response to the current mental health crisis in the production community, The Production Guild partnered with mental health company, Solas Mind, and commissioned a two-part certificate course for the industry: 'Supporting Mental Health'.

The course has proved very popular this year course and we are pleased to offer another opportunity to take part and benefit from the training.

This two part workshop will increase awareness and understanding around mental health and will help individuals to recognise the signs and offer support to people suffering from mental distress in the workplace and in the community.

'This course is an ideal starting point if you are interested in mental health, both for your personal and professional life. Very informative with lots of helpful tips that I look forward to using soon.' Silvia Felce

‘Most valuable course, I would encourage everyone to attend if able.’
Jane Winkles

The Production Guild Supporting Mental Health Certificate Course

Session 1: Mental Health Awareness

The workshop will cover:

• what is mental health

• what is a mentally healthy workplace

• tips for creating a supportive environment

• what influences mental health

• the stress and vulnerability model

• recognising the signs someone is struggling

• listening and supporting

• safeguarding

• Q and A

Session 2: Where Are We Now?

The workshop will look at:

• where we are now in terms of the Coronavirus both as individuals and as a community

• the universal sense of loss

• the grief process

• how individuals can support their own self care and build resilience

• reflections

This PG Certificate course aims to :

• increase knowledge and empathy in relation to mental health and wellbeing

• give individuals the ability to identify the key signs of distress and offer support

• improve confidence in dealing with mental health issues

• embed positive self-care practices

• reduce stigma and discrimination

• connect individuals and create supportive social circles

The PG recognises the need to embed a positive wellbeing framework within the industry and hopes that by increasing individual knowledge and awareness this will eventually lead to an improvement in workplace practices and greater support for those struggling with their mental health.


This workshop has been designed by Sarah McCaffrey, who has combined her experience of working in film and media and as a qualified psychotherapist (MBACP) and Suicide First Aid trainer to create Solas Mind; offering mental health advice and support in the film and TV industry.


NB your place is not onfirmed until you have paid. Course capacity is limited to 15 places so that trainees benefit fully from the course.

Need help with funding?

If you are looking for help to cover course fees there are several organisations that may be able to help you. For more information, click here

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