ABTT Covid-19 Resources: Health and Well-being Support (updated daily)

21 April 2020

Help and Well being Resources:

May was Mental Health Awareness month and we were delighted to support this initiative once again. As such we have put together a list of relevant resources that may be of help during turbulent times.

For more information about Mental Health, please visit: https://www.mind.org.uk/

If you need someone to talk to, you can contact a Samaritan on 116 123. For more information, please visit: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

WhiteLight’s Kindness Spotlight: Looking After Your Mental Health

These are unprecedented times and that the uncertainty of the next few months continues to be a huge worry for many. As such, Whitelight have put together a few practical tips to ensure that we all continue to look after our wellbeing on a regular basis and that caring for our mental health remains a constant priority.


Centralised information about how and where you can access support if you work in the theatre industry.


The Theatre Helpline is a free, independent and confidential phone and email service that provides support to people working in the theatre industry.

Trained staff are available to offer support and signposting on any topic which affects your wellbeing.

The Theatrical Guild:

The Theatrical Guild are a UK charity for backstage and front of house workers, with over 125 years’ experience helping people.

You can talk to them about practical help at any stage of your career – from welfare and debt advice to financial support and counseling. The Theatrical Guild helps people across the UK to recover from ill health, overcome sudden set-backs, expand their skillsets, or speak with a counsellor. Every application is handled in total confidence and we will never speak to your employer about your circumstances.

BackUp – The Technican Entertainment Charity:

Backup provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured or to their surviving family members.


The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a unique charity set up to help anyone working in live performance to stay healthy.
In addition, the ISM Members Fund may be able to meet the costs of necessary treatment for members unable to cover these themselves.

BAPAM hosts free online one-to-one advice sessions on Health and Wellbeing:

BAPAM holds free clinics where practitioners can obtain a free consultation with a clinician who has expertise appropriate to those who work in the performing arts.
These are currently being done via telephone. To book an appointment call 0207 804 844

UK NAWC (National Arts Wellbeing Collective)

UK NAWC is made up of individuals and organisations who are committed to improve health and well being of people working with or for us in the arts, cultural and heritage employment sectors of the UK. They are a fantastic resource where you can find guidance and information about health and well-being, services, charities and organisations that can assist you.

Working from home – Creative ways to support mental health

The March Network of which UKT are one of the founding members has released this resource for ‘Creative Isolation’ – some home-based, creative ways to support mental health during this period.

Guidance on mental health

The UK Government have issued new guidance on mental health and well-being which you may want to share with your workforce

Home working ergonomics & Wellbeing

With the extended lockdown, promoting the health & safety of your workers is vital. IOSH have created guidance to explain how we can help develop a positive mindset when working remotely.