This Thursday, 17th September, BAPAM GP, Dr Tamara Karni Cohen, joins Mig Burgess of the Association of British Theatre Technicians for a Facebook Live panel session with the Mandy Network centred on mental health in the creative industries.

Tamara and Mig will discuss Covid pandemic-related anxiety, and share tips for mental health and coping with ongoing uncertainty. Tamara will also lead a short meditation for all attendees.

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Join us on the Mandy Facebook page on 17th September (7pm BST / 2pm ET / 11am PT) as we chat with two renowned professionals in the industry, Dr Tamara, who is connected with the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and Mig Burgess, a Trustee for the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT).

Our discussion will be centred on mental health in the creative industries, recognising the signs of problems and the methods you can adopt to ensure your mental wellbeing is taken care of. The current climate has had a detrimental effect on many areas of the industry, and it is no surprise that this has caused feelings of unease and anxiety among professionals across the sector. Our expert panel will discuss the ways in which you can address the state of your mental health and the support available to you.

You can find out more about our panel below:

Dr Tamara & BAPAM
Dr Tamara Karni Cohen is a GP and health coach with a special interest in mental health, lifestyle medicine and the performing arts. She holds a free clinic at British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) for professional and student creative practitioners and is a member of the BAPAM Medical Committee. BAPAM is a specialist healthcare charity improving health in the performing arts by providing free clinical services, expert training and clinical leadership to individuals and organisations across the UK.

Mig Burgess & ABTT
Mig Burgess is the BA Theatre Production course leader at The Guildford School of Acting, while also working as a freelance production lighting professional and lighting designer. Mig is also a trustee council member of the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), which is a membership organisation in theatre and live performance and they set and uphold standards in technical excellence, safety and compliance.