Affordable mental health and wellbeing webinars

SOLT and UK Theatre launch series of affordable mental health and wellbeing webinars

A series of 10 affordable webinars, hosted by SOLT & UK Theatre and presented by expert facilitators, have been programmed between 26 April and 31 May 2021 to support the mental health and wellbeing of offstage theatre workers.

Booking is now open for the first few sessions, and details of all the upcoming sessions can be found on TheatreMeansBusiness.info, SOLT & UK Theatre's online learning website.

Five webinars will focus on supporting your personal and professional wellbeing - for everyone, with sessions including managing stress, staying resilient in uncertain times, ways to wellness, looking after your body to look after your mind, and secular mindfulness.

Another five webinars will focus on supporting the professional wellbeing of others - for managers and leaders, including nurturing resilient teams, making the business case for wellbeing, mitigating the effects of racism, supporting teams through rapid complex change, and strategies for organisational recovery.

Covering a wide range of topics, these 10 distinct, standalone sessions will be delivered by a diverse group of providers, and have been curated to provide something of relevance to anyone in the theatre sector.

There will be a tiered pricing structure for attendees, with free places available for unemployed or freelancers, £5 tickets for SOLT and UK Theatre members and members of other trade associations, and £10 tickets for those not members of any membership bodies.

Any net profit will be donated to the Theatre Artists Fund, which provides emergency financial aid to struggling theatre freelancers. Webinars will be broadcast live, with recordings publicly available afterwards on theatremeansbusiness.info.

BSL Interpretation and Live Captioning will be provided on request, and SOLT and UK Theatre are committed to fulfilling all access requirements to the best of their ability. Anyone wanting to discuss any specific requests should contact the events team at the time of booking.

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For all press enquiries please contact eva@soltukt.co.uk / 07568109584

NOTES TO EDITORS

Society of London Theatre (SOLT)represents approximately 230 London-based producers, theatre owners and managers, including all the major subsidised theatrical organisations in London.

UK Theatre represents approximately 240 theatres, concert halls, dance companies, producers and arts centres throughout the UK. UK Theatre also operates as a professional association, supporting over 1,400 individuals working professionally in theatre and the performing arts in the UK

Full webinar details

Supporting your personal and professional wellbeing: webinars for everyone

Scheduled webinars:

  • Mindfulness for Theatre Professionals: Tuesday 26 April, 2.30pm
  • Looking After Your Body, to Look After Your Mind: Wednesday 5 May, 3.00pm
  • Good, Bad & Ugly Stress: Thursday 6 May, 11.00am
  • Ways to Wellbeing: Wednesday 12 May, 3.00pm
  • Staying Resilient in Uncertain Times: Monday 24 May, 10.30am

Target audience:

  • Off-stage theatre workers.
  • Across all levels of experience from senior leaders to the general workforce.
  • Across all off-stage disciplines, from administration to production to marketing.
  • Across all types of working hours and contracts, whether full or part time, zero hours contracts, and freelance/self-employed.
  • Regardless of current employment status, including those who are employed – both furloughed and working, those recently made redundant.
  • Open to everyone, whether or not current members of UK Theatre/SOLT or another industry body.

Outcomes:

  • Attendees will understand a range of practical actions to help reduce professional stress and increase personal wellbeing.
  • Attendees will know where to go for further information and guidance.

Supporting the professional wellbeing of others: webinars for managers and leaders

Scheduled webinars:

  • Leading a Resilient Team: Thursday 29 April, 11.30am
  • Supporting your Team through Rapid & Complex change: Tuesday 4 May, 3.00pm
  • Creating an Organisational Resilience Checklist: Monday 17 May, 11.00am
  • Leading Healthy & Productive Teams – the Business Case for Wellbeing: Wednesday 19 May, 2.30pm
  • Creating a Racism Defence Strategy: Thursday 20 May, 2.00pm

Target audience:

  • Managers and leaders currently working in the theatre industry.
  • Across all off-stage disciplines, from administration to production to marketing.
  • Open to everyone, whether or not current members of UK Theatre/SOLT or another industry body.

 

Outcomes:

  • Attendees will understand a range of practical actions to help reduce stress and improve the professional wellbeing of the people they manage and lead.
  • Attendees will know where to go for further information and guidance.

 

 

Date Published: 16 March 2021
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