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2022 Looking Glass Survey for better mental health in TV

July 6, 2022 @ 5:01 pm Posted in News Comments

The Film and TV Charity is asking everyone in the industry to act now to support better mental health

The Charity’s brand-new campaign is challenging people working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema to show their support for better mental health in the industry by completing the 2022 Looking Glass Survey.

Complete the 2022 Looking Glass Survey here

Taking part in The Looking Glass Survey means you are giving the Charity the insight it needs to continue developing its services to support mental health and wellbeing, commenced due to shocking statistics uncovered by the first Looking Glass in 2019.  Importantly for the survey to be impactful, the Charity encourages those from underrepresented groups within the industry to take part and have their say.

In 2020 the Looking Glass Survey identified that isolation and feelings of loneliness can be an issue for carers in the industry, as one in three (31%) reported feeling isolated, compared with one in four workers without caring responsibilities (23%). This evidence is vital in aiding efforts to galvanise industry change, ensuring all workers are better supported to lead long and fulfilling careers where they are happier and healthier.

Following the first Looking Glass Survey in 2019, The Film and TV Charity bolstered the support it offered through its free, confidential, and completely independent 24/7 Film and TV Support Line with the launch of its Bullying Advice Service, a Freelancer Wellbeing Hub, and a host of practical tools and resources, all available through the Charity’s website.

Since then, the Charity has also launched further support, including its Whole Picture Toolkit, a free online resource providing UK productions with a framework to create a mentally healthy workplace.

The new survey is part of the Charity’s ongoing commitment to supporting mental health, tracking changes in attitudes, and spotting areas of either improvement or decline.

To ensure the survey is representative, the Charity is asking everyone working behind the scenes, from commissioners to camera operators, directors to cinema projectionists, and in every corner of the UK, to complete the survey and share it with their colleagues.

Take up the challenge and complete the 2022 Looking Glass Survey here

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by Amy Walker

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