The Spring 2018 issue of Zerb included a special supplement around the issue of mental health, looking at how it can affect people working in the camera department and TV/film industry more generally – and, most importantly, explaining various avenues where help can be found if you or a colleague are suffering from any form of mental health problem.
To put the supplement together, we worked with our friends at The Film & Television Charity (formerly the CTBF) who recently launched an important 24/7 helpline, where support and advice across a wide range of issues, including:
0800 054 00 00
(Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Helpline: 5pm to midnight daily
Find a pyschotherapist in your area:
0300 123 3393
Rehab 4 Addiction
Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free helpline to assist those suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues. Rehab 4 Addiction was established in 2011 by people who overcame drug and alcohol addiction themselves.
www.rehab4addiction.co.uk; 0800 140 4690.
Rory Peck Trust (including for PTSD)
0203 219 7860
24 hours daily
SANEline 0300 304 7000
Urgent medical advice
NHS 111 or NHS Direct (Wales)
0845 46 47