Plan for rest & time off

What you need to know


The long hours that UK crews spend on set is having a big impact on mental health — as revealed in research by The Film and TV Charity. Most working in the industry have seen this first-hand and we urgently need to think of ways to change this.

This could include reducing prep and wrap times or reassessing how many people are needed on any given day. Or you may want to think about how you can work in more efficient ways so that your crew can get home earlier.

Your crew need time to rest and recharge in order to do their best work. Even on the busiest productions – in fact, especially then. A rested crew can add so much more value to your production when they are not exhausted or feeling burnt out.

It might seem obvious, but a lack of sleep can have a detrimental impact on both physical and mental health. Explore more about this in The Film and TV Charity’s wellbeing hub.

Actions you can take