TAC welcomes the WellBeing Facilitator Pilot

2 August 2022

TAC is delighted to support the launch of the WellBeing Facilitator pilot to support mental health in Film and TV. The pilot programme launched on Tuesday 2 August, is supported by the Welsh Government via Creative Wales and the Wales Union Learning Fund, and is a partnership between Bectu and mental health and wellbeing specialists 6ft From the Spotlight.

TAC is glad to have had the opportunity to support this scheme and be a member of the advisory board in developing the WellBeing Facilitators Wales role. TAC held a learning session for its members with CULT Cymru and 6ft From the Spotlight in May 2022 to present information on this important scheme and how it can benefit production companies to support all individuals involved in production.

The enthusiasm from TAC members to know more about the role of the WellBeing Facilitator and the support available was evident.  TAC is continuing to encourage its members to sign up to the scheme to ensure a safe and fair working environment for all.

WellBeing Facilitators collaborate with producers and heads of department to prevent stress and mental health issues so they can meet their legal duty of care to their workers. In parallel they support to create a healthy, engaging and inclusive environment for all. They can also assist with managing bullying, harassment and discrimination and actively support the workforce with their own mental health, resilience, and wellbeing. Find out more about wellbeing facilitators here.

The pilot is open to all film and TV productions in Wales, including small, local production companies working on unscripted programmes, who can now apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to engage a Wellbeing Facilitator.

Read the full press release and complete a short application form if you want to be part of this exciting new pilot.

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