The Spotlight Podcast: Mental Health Support for Actors with Equity

This week's Spotlight podcast is all about getting the support you need for your mental health and wellbeing... 

Spotlight talks to Equity's Addam Merali-Younger on mental health support for performers. Addam is Equity's Bullying, Harassment and Mental Health Assistant. He mans the Equity hotline, where he answers performer concerns. 

If you are looking for support, take a look at Equity's mental health and wellness resources online, or call Addam on the Bullying and Harassment Helpline on 020 7670 0268, or send an email to [email protected]. Details about the drop in sessions at the Actor's Centre are here. You can also access wellbeing support via ArtsMinds, or the Samaritans on 116 123. 

Addam also mentions the Safe Spaces Campaign, and the Affirmation being promoted by Equity for use in all rehearsals or production spaces. 

Take a listen (24 mins):

Keep an eye out on our website for more mental health information and advice specifically for actors this Mental Health Awareness Week.