Industry Event: The Finish Line Discuss Film & TV’s Mental Health Crisis
Earlier this year, our founder, Zeb Chadfield spoke to Broadcast about why he believes mental health behind the screen is at crisis levels.
He covered everything from how the proportion of off-screen professionals who’ve experienced a mental health problem at work is at almost 90% – through to how we always try to prioritize mental wellbeing at The Finish Line.
What he didn’t say is how we also believe that the first step to tackling mental health is often simply talking about it.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that on October 13th at 4:30 pm BST, Zeb will be one of the speakers at Challenging the Status Quo — Production, Mental Health & Neurodiversity, an online event from RTS London and The Film and TV Charity.
He’ll be talking about the current state of mental health and neurodiversity awareness in the film and television industry, and what we can do to improve things for good.
About the Event
With nine in 10 people working in the UK’s film and TV industries experiencing mental health issues, something needs to change. RTS London and The Film and TV Charity are proud to invite you to Challenging the Status Quo — Production, Mental Health & Neurodiversity, an online event about why the industry is creating an unhealthy work environment – and what we can do to stop it. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insights to take back to your studio.
How to Attend
The panel is being held online on October 13th, at 4:30 pm BST. Book your place here.
The event will be chaired by Lucy Tallon, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, The Film and TV Charity. The event panel experts will include:
- Zeb Chadfield, Founder, The Finish Line
- Stewart Kyasimire, Managing Director, Create Anything
- Leo Thomas, WBF (Wellbeing Facilitator)
- Lennie Varvarides, Founder, DYSPLA
Don’t forget to book your place today. See you there!