This is an online psychological support group run by BAPAM in partnership with Equity for Equity members
The group runs for 6 weeks
We understand with busy schedules that you might not be able to attend all 6 so there is flexibility but to get the most out of the group, it’s best to attend all 6.
Session 1 – Self-esteem and Self-doubt
Session 2 – Depression & Low Mood
Session 3 – Stress & Anxiety
Session 4 – Creativity & Motivation
Session 5 – Challenging Negative Thoughts and Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships
Session 6 – Authenticity and Identity
The group is facilitated by an experienced psychotherapist who also has experience in the performing arts and working with patients in the performing arts. The sessions are educational with exercises and techniques to take away each week and the chance to review them with the facilitator the following week.
BAPAM’s purpose is to improve health in the performing arts and support enhanced performance excellence through wellbeing and good practice.
BAPAM deliver expert health and wellbeing services in the performing arts. Our events give artists, creators, technicians, teachers, and organisers the knowledge they need to improve health and enjoy sustainable careers.
As the largest provider of career-specific healthcare to performers in the UK, we are uniquely positioned to bring together expert clinicians, educators, researchers, artists and creators to deliver innovative training to empower the arts community to improve and maintain health throughout our creative work and learning spaces.
Equity is the performing arts and entertainment trade union.
We’re made up of 47,000 performers and creative practioners. We are actors, singers, dancers, designers, directors, stage managers, puppeteers, comedians, voice artists, and variety performers. For more than a hundred years we’ve been pushing for better pay, terms, and conditions.