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Leading broadcasters commit to supporting Film and TV Charity’s mental health initiative

Other organisations from across the industry are expected to follow suit

The BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky and the Walt Disney Company are among the companies who have renewed their support for the Film and TV Charity’s ongoing strategy to make work better for the industry’s 200,000+ workforce.

They have all reaffirmed their commitment to championing the Charity’s work on mental health for those working in the film and TV industries.

Other organisations from across the industry are expected to follow suit as the Charity works to ensure everyone working in film, TV, and cinema can access the support that is available to them while also continuing to make the case for culture change from the top down.

The Charity’s most recent Looking Glass ’22 report showed that while 80 per cent of respondents felt a positive shift in attitudes towards mental health, only 11 per cent agreed that the industry is a mentally healthy place to work.

Alex Pumfrey, CEO at the Film and TV Charity, said: “The 2022 Looking Glass Survey shows that there is plenty of scope to believe that things are changing for the better, but it is also clear that there is still much more work to be done before colleagues feel properly and wholly supported.

“That is why we are so pleased that so many members of the Mental Health Taskforce have pledged to continue the important work we have committed to by helping us to drive awareness of our support, advocating for change, and by using their considerable influence. Our ambitious vision for a happier, healthier industry can only be delivered with the support of businesses from across the industry, so we give sincere thanks to those continuing this journey with us as we continue to build relationships across the corporate and independent sectors.”

Read TVBEurope’s interview with Alex Pumfrey in our April issue.