Alex Pumfrey


Breaking the taboo: How do we navigate mental health in TV?

Mental ill-health in the TV sector is an unspoken reality for many working in the field. Finally, these issues are in the spotlight. The UK’s Film and TV Charity recently launched the industry-wide Looking Glass survey to get a snapshot of the well-being of TV workers. Ahead of findings being released next year, TBI can […]

Film & Television Charity launches industry mental health study

The Film & Television Charity has launched the UK’s first ever industry-wide study of mental health and wellbeing. The move comes amid heightened industry focus on mental health, following the death of a number of participants in reality TV series, and a growing awareness that women and men working behind the cameras could also be […]

It’s time to stop ignoring mental illness in TV

Alex Pumfrey, CEO of the Film & Television Charity talks about mental health concerns in the TV industry, and why the organisation is launching its industry-wide survey.  People love working in television and film – it’s a joy and a privilege. But it can also be tough. The outpouring of revelations about sexual harassment and […]

Pumfrey: Mental health in TV “ignored for far too long”

Industry execs have called for a closer examination of mental health across the television industry, beginning with stronger leadership from top businesses. Alex Pumfrey, CEO of the UK’s Film and TV Charity, has said that mental health “has been ignored in the industry for far too long” and that swift action needs to be taken. […]