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We provide wellbeing support in the creative industries. We are the go-to mental health company in Film, TV and Theatre.

​Solas Mind provide in-house, online or on-set mental health services.

​Offering professional, reliable, confidential support and guidance to companies, studios, individuals.

We provide bespoke mental health packages of training, counselling, coaching, on-site wellbeing practitioners, suicide and mental health first aid training.​

A personal service so that people feel supported and cared for. We want clients to have continuity of care; for individuals to be able to build a relationship with one counsellor or coach, face to face

On-Call Online Support

Bundles of online support sessions can be purchased and appointments can be booked promptly and confidentially via our bespoke platform as and when needed. The service is tailored to suit the needs of the creative sector with sessions available within a few hours from 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week.​
We can also offer a 'pay for what you use' service.

In-House & On-Set Support

A day, time and location will be agreed and individuals will be able to book directly and confidentially to see the counsellor or coach on-site. We will endeavour to offer the same practitioner so that clients can build a supportive relationship.

Wellbeing Practitioners

We can provide a  counsellor on-set or in-house in the role of a wellbeing practitioner to offer emotional wellbeing, safeguarding and mental health support. ​
On-site wellbeing practitioners can help individuals manage and process any emotional or mental health problems they may encounter when working with challenging content either in prep, in the rehearsal space, in production or in post. We can provide wrap around support throughout the whole process, combining on-site support with remote counselling sessions.

Training

Our bespoke in-house courses are custom made to meet the needs of your organisation and are delivered at venues and dates that suit you. Many of our packages can be offered as either a half day or a full day in person or online.​
At Solas Mind we are passionate about Suicide Prevention Education and deliver the UK’s only National Qualification in Suicide Prevention -“SFA: Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention”. We also deliver Mental Health Awareness workshops for HODs, First Aid for Mental Health accredited training courses and a range of workshops including 'Building Resilience in the Workplace'

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Why us?

We work in partnership with you to deliver mental health services that are right for you. We provide an external source of support - an independent, personal service, that is not linked to the company or studio. Thus, individuals are less reticent to seek help if needed.​

The challenges of filming schedules, post Covid-19 anxiety and fear, post-traumatic stress, demanding work schedules, adapting to new working practices, social distancing will have a large impact on mental health:

Workplace Mental Health Services

Workplace counselling has clear benefits for both employees and employers. Research has proven that there is a strong link between an employee’s psychological wellbeing and their productivity at work. When companies offer a service that includes confidential workplace counselling services, everybody wins. Employees can work through challenges in their life that may be impacting their performance and employers can enjoy productivity gains while knowing that they are helping to support their employees.

Employee Benefits
  • Easy access to trained counsellors
  • Support available outside of working hours and work.
  • A safe-space to talk about issues
  • Establishing or improving coping skills
  • Developing effective solutions to problems
  • Learning to look at issues with a more positive outlook
  • Gaining a different perspective
  • Feeling part of a supportive work environment
Employer Benefits
  • Improved employee performance
  • Decreased employee absenteeism
  • Lower turnover rates of staff
  • Productive way to handle sensitive situations
  • Better inter-departmental and crew relations
  • A happier workplace and thus a better product
  • A support for HR, managers, producers and HODs
  • Establishing a reputation as an employer that cares
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Solas x Say So - Safeguarding Support

We are delighted to announce a working collaboration with Say So who provide an impartial, external reporting service for all workplace concerns  such as bullying and harassment.

Say So offer anonymous, confidential or open reporting through a safe and secure means and uniquely deliver personal briefings to staff to build confidence and trust.​

'Speaking up' to keep people safe is their passion and with their vast experience working in the safeguarding arena they have developed a service to meet the needs of all concerned including strict contract terms that ensure exclusive notification to client organisations of all reports received via their secure platform.​

Solas can address any welfare support issues and Say So can provide fully qualified safeguarding support officers on set as needed.  ​

This Solas and Say So combination is hugely exciting and provides a full welfare support service for productions, studios and freelancers in the Industry.

​With this service in place the organisation demonstrates a visible commitment to improving the workplace culture and making the environment safe and supportive for all.



Solas x Say So - The Integrated Approach to Workplace Wellbeing

Promotion - Protection - Support

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Say So
  • Say So provides a completely independent reporting facility (using cost-free telephone or online options) for staff to make reports of any issue that affects the standard of service/product delivery.
  • Say So provides briefings to management and staff explaining their service and how it can change culture.
  • Say So sensitively receives and manages reports in a way that maintains anonymity of the reporter and will not disclose identities to employers unless written permission is given.
  • Say So will instruct lawyers to make robust representations arguing against disclosure of identities (where notice of applications to court is provided).
  • Say So will not furnish identities of reporters in response to requests made under the Data Protection Act.
  • Say So then, offers a reporting service that staff can have confidence in.
Client safety and maintaining professional standards is our priority

Solas Mind is here for your production, company, studio

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We have worked with 32 of the biggest clients in the industry - supporting their productions and companies.

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We have over 25 dedicated therapists who are qualified, vetted, and personally interviewed by our team.

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We have received 99% positive feedback from all of the clients and productions that we have worked with.

Secure

We consistently monitor and optimise the security of our data, to make sure that all client and therapy information is safe.

Bespoke

We tailor our service to every client and individual, to make sure they get the most from Solas Mind.

Confidential

All of our therapists are fully qualified and abide by an ethical code of practice. Confidentiality is central to this.
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What makes us different is that all our counsellors, coaches, wellbeing practitioners and trainers have:
  • Professional registration with an industry body; e.g. the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), UKCP, HCPC, ICF, NCS
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)certificates
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Regular and continuous professional development
  • Regular supervision of their work in line with their ethical framework to ensure high standards
  • Understand or have worked in film and TV or another creative industry
"Solas Mind have been instrumental in keeping our crew feel safe and supported at work during the Covid 19 pandemic. From support on how to deal with and recognise signs of people struggling with mental health to being a great support for myself with the pressures of working as a Covid production manager. Every production should have a professional mental service like Solas Mind onboard to support crew."
Georgette Turner, Director, Production Safety Boat Rocker Studios
"The pressure on crew to present a strong front that you're OK and not show weakness or flaws is enormous. The pressures of being freelance are wide ranging and often invisible. There is no one who is looking out for individuals not coping so it's important that there is someone external that they can speak to without fear of being exposed. The industry may be open for business and full steam ahead, we are not back to normal. An independent counselling service like the wonderful Solas Mind available on every production and training beforehand would be invaluable to any crew who may be struggling to cope. Any avenue open to the freelancers in Film and TV which gives them professional help from qualified individuals and stops problems becoming something more serious should be embraced and welcomed by all productions and become standard practise"
Harriet Lawrence, Supervising Location Manager
"Solas Mind delivered mental health awareness training for our crew as part of a package of wellbeing support and it was so beneficial. Too many people are still caught up in the stigma of addressing their mental health.Having Solas Mind on call throughout production, offering a professional support service was invaluable. In the current climate we need this now more than ever
Emma Mallett, Production Manager
"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"
Nicky Ball - ScreenSkills HETV Senior New Entrant Manager

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All of our bookings are private and secure. Our therapists follow strict regulatory and ethical codes.

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