Actions you can take
This could include everything from having a wellbeing briefing for senior leaders to letting the team know about challenges you faced in production around mental health. Download this template to help you plan the handover.
Give them as much detail as possible. This rarely happens, but it’s incredibly important, as they may watch this content over and over again, often in dark and isolated working environments. You might find this guide to supporting those working with sensitive content useful.
Make sure all post-production team members know and have access to all policies and information regarding bullying and harassment, racism and other discrimination. You will find the information in Mini Guide 2 useful to creating a culture where people feel supported.
What was available to the production team should be available for the post-production team. It is a shared project, responsibility and reputation.
Make sure there is a clear handover to someone assigned to carry out this role, who works for the broadcaster, studio, production company or distributor. Sometimes that person may work in a social media team or a production HR team. While ways of working will vary, the role must be assigned to someone. Check out this guide to supporting those working with vulnerable contributors for some useful suggestions.