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The Whole Picture Toolkit

Change inspired by research 

The 2019 Looking Glass Report revealed that our industry is in a mental health crisis. It found that 9 in 10 people working behind the scenes have experienced a mental health problem, and half have considered taking their own lives. It looked at the ways these experiences vary across the industry, concluding that “those working in Production and Development appeared to face acute risk factors for their mental wellbeing at work, including extreme working hours, high levels of bullying and high incidence of sexual harassment compared with averages across the survey.”  

It’s time to put mental health and wellbeing centre-stage and build a happier, healthier industry to be part of. If we are to attract and retain the best and most diverse talent, create compelling award-winning content, and be a leading player in the global moving image industry, we must address the root causes in our working practices.  

Many individuals, companies and industry bodies want to make these changes, but don’t know where to start.

Best practice to put into action

The Whole Picture Toolkit is one of the ways to help meet this need. It gives you clear, concise resources, free templates, examples of industry ‘best practice’, and expert advice, to help you embed wellbeing at every stage of a production.  

Created by people within the industry 

The Whole Picture Toolkit has been co-produced by The Film and TV Charity with practitioners from across the industry on multiple productions of varying size and scale, bringing together freelancers, industry workers with lived experience, those living with mental health conditions, as well as a diverse range of people from groups who are under-represented and face additional barriers in the sector. 

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