Work well with vulnerable contributors and sensitive content

The mental health and wellbeing of teams working with sensitive content and vulnerable contributors can be significantly affected if appropriate support isn’t provided.

The Film and TV Charity’s Looking Glass survey has highlighted that people in our industry often feel unsupported on productions dealing with challenging content.

Production companies are obliged to reduce stress and the mental health issues of their crew under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

It’s important to consider the impact of working with vulnerable contributors and sensitive content at the earliest point in your production.

Make it a priority that all support is easily accessible, relevant and signed-off in advance of production.

This guide covers five actions, including the following key tasks:


For a complete approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing while on a production shoot also see our three other production guides.

Actions to take