MENTAL HEALTH Advisors in the filM & TV Industry
We provide bespoke therapeutic support services. All our trainers and therapists are fully qualified mental health specialists.
Project consultation services include mental health
risk assessments, accredited Mental Health First Aid
and Suicide First Aid England courses,
wellbeing coordinator training and packages of counselling support.
Solas Mind - the go-to mental health company in film and tv, combining in-depth knowledge of the industry with accredited psychotherapy training. We understand the complex nature of the industry and the issues freelancers may face.
We offer professional, bespoke support to productions and crew.
Mental Health Risk Assessments | Counselling | Coaching | Mental Health First Aid | Suicide Prevention Training
In response to industry demand, Sarah McCaffrey, our founder, combined her experience of working in film and media and as a psychotherapist (MBACP) to create Solas Mind.
A unique company that aims to shine a spotlight on mental health and well-being, offering a professional, accessible service so that productions and crew can seek support as and when needed.
We are advocates for better mental in film and tv production and provide a full
consultancy and support service.
Passionate about mental health we do not want to offer a service that merely 'ticks a box'.
We specialise in providing well-being advice, offering HR support, mental fitness, counselling, bespoke well-being, mental health, and suicide first aid education, guidance and talks.
We can provide in-house, on-set or online counselling, mental health and
wellbeing coordinator training.
Packages of online counselling sessions are available that can be booked confidentially with our trained and accredited therapists by crew/staff via a private link.
All of our training courses are presented by fully trained and accredited mental health professionals,
ensuring that the content is presented in a safe and professional manner.
We offer a bespoke service to companies in the creative sector and can tailor a package to suit your exact requirements.
Expert training to support mental health, in the workplace and beyond
We offer a range of evidence-based face to face and digital learning, from awareness raising to skill development. Our courses empower people to notice signs of mental ill health, and encourage them to break down barriers, listen in a non-judgemental way, and signpost to support for recovery.
Sarah has an understanding of the industry, she can absolutely understand the issues that trainees and freelancers face and their current potential anxieties.
Sarah and her team at Solas Mind have been offering 1-2-1 counselling to our HETV Trainee Finder trainees, First Break and Make a Move participants for those who have felt that they needed someone to speak to in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The sessions have been easy to book and feedback from those who have attended has been positive. Trainees have appreciated that ScreenSkills HETV has ensured that they have had access to this kind of support in this uncertain time and we have really welcomed working with Sarah to provide it