Mental health


Mental health for documentary field in the spotlight via week-long forum

US documentary forum The D-Word is rolling out a widespread discussion on mental health that it says is “urgently needed” in the doc community. In partnership with the International Documentary Association, the 20-year-old forum – which runs free discussions on documentary film and production – is hosting a ‘Mental Health and the Documentary Business’ conversation […]

‘Love Island’ reveals key changes to contestant duty of care

ITV has outlined new duty of care processes for contestants in its hit reality series Love Island, including therapy sessions, social media and financial training, and a minimum of 14 months of ‘proactive’ contact after the series. The move comes amid heightened concern about the impact of reality shows on participants’ mental health, and follows […]

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. […]