Tag: mental health

  • Top 9 Time Management Tips for Actors

    Top 9 Time Management Tips for Actors

    Learn How To Develop a Routine That Suits Your Schedule Time management is essential for actors. Whether you’re on a contract, between acting jobs, or at drama school, you must juggle training, side hustles, auditions, upskilling and learning lines with a social life – all while looking after your physical and mental health. Without efficiently…

  • Between Acting Jobs: Juggling the Business and Art of Acting

    Between Acting Jobs: Juggling the Business and Art of Acting

    How to balance the business and art sides of acting, and the importance of treating your career like a small business. Those of us trying to make a living as performers often find that there’s a tension between the ‘business’ and the ‘art’. These two ideas seem so much at odds – juggling both is…

  • Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace

    Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace

    ​​​How to recognise an unhealthy working environment and stand up for yourself when working as an actor​​. Unhealthy working environments can exist in any profession and unfortunately, acting is no exception. Whether it’s on set, during the casting process, or while you’re touring a production, you could find yourself in situations where someone or something…

  • Spotlight Launches Member Assistance Programme

    Spotlight Launches Member Assistance Programme

    Everything you need to know about our free new service to ensure you get the wellbeing, financial and legal support you need. We at Spotlight are always doing our best to ensure you get the support and benefits you need, whether that be the latest industry news and advice, discounts, or a free year of…

  • How to Deal with Nerves

    How to Deal with Nerves

    Advice from performers on how to overcome your nerves when acting on stage or during an audition. Being nervous is a part of every performer’s life. Whether it’s in our new studios waiting for your audition, on stage, or the moment before a director yells, “Action!” we’ve all experienced it – from award-winning, experienced actors…

  • New Year’s Resolutions For Actors

    New Year’s Resolutions For Actors

    Katie Elin-Salt offers up her resolutions for a happier #actorslife this year If you’ve found yourself getting sucked into a social media #actorslife vortex at 2pm only to wonder why you’re having yet another “what am I doing with my life” moment at 2:30pm, maybe now is a good time to change that behaviour and…

  • Why Sleep is Important for Actors

    Why Sleep is Important for Actors

    How sleeping is beneficial for performers, including how much sleep you need, how to nap effectively and five ways to get a better night’s sleep by Ariella Barnett Sleep is essential for physical and mental recovery and maintenance and, as with most things, it’s important to get the balance right. Too much or too little…

  • How to Survive on Set Long-Term

    How to Survive on Set Long-Term

    How to take care of yourself when working on a film or TV set and get the most out of the experience as an actor by Sam Otto Embarking on a long-term film or TV shoot can be one of the most exhilarating experiences for an actor – particularly if it takes us overseas or…

  • How to Discuss Your Mental Health and Wellbeing with Your Agent

    How to Discuss Your Mental Health and Wellbeing with Your Agent

    Tips for getting support to maintain your mental and emotional health and communicating your needs with your agent Acting can be a challenging industry when it comes to mental health. You may experience rejection, frustration, and moments when your next job feels like it’ll never come. That’s why it’s essential to have a relationship with your…

  • Rest: The Secret to Success

    Rest: The Secret to Success

    Tips to ensure you get the rest you need, and why it’s important for your body, mind and acting career The word ‘rest’ is thrown around constantly in the performing arts industry. With busy schedules, intense rehearsal hours, and extreme training demands, finding moments to rest often feels not only impossible, but counterproductive toward reaching…