Wed, 24 Jun | Zoom

Mental Health and Me

Broadcaster James Barr and a panel of guests discuss LGBT+ mental health and working in media - join the event via Zoom
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Mental Health and Me

Time & Location

24 Jun 2020, 17:00 – 18:00

About the Event

Join our online event 'Mental Health and Me' on Wednesday 24 June, from 5pm to 6pm

An open and honest discussion about mental health in the LGBT+ community

To mark Pride Month, InterMediaUK has teamed up with our friends at EMERGE - Viacom's LGBT+ and Straight Ally network - for a special event. You're invited to be part of it via Zoom!

Register for the event in advance by 2pm on Wednesday at

Broadcaster James Barr - one of the co-hosts of the smash-hit LGBT+ podcast A Gay & A NonGay - will lead a conversation on  LGBT+ mental health with a focus on the media industry, and how recent global events have had an impact on the community.

James will be chatting with...

  • Cally Beaton, stand-up comedian as seen on BBC 2's QI and heard on BBC Radio 4
  • Fox Fisher, film-maker, artist and activist, and co-director of the trans film project My Genderation
  • Chloe Davies, Head of Partnerships at myGwork - the LGBT+ business community
  • Nick White, director of GEEYOU, the creative social change company

What's your experience?

Across the media, mental health has become an important topic of discussion. Last year, The Film and TV Charity conducted a study titled 'The Looking Glass' which featured over 9,000 people from the industry - and uncovered a mental health crisis.

"It gets overlooked, but being LGBT and black in the media industry, I’m sometimes incredibly worried. The barriers to employment in general while being black add to the situation. Black people with mental health issues are not looked upon with sympathy or empathy" - Looking Glass survey respondent

The Looking Glass study revealed three areas that impact mental health the most...

  • Conditions of work
  • Industry culture
  • Industry’s ability to provide support 

In recent months, our world has changed beyond recognition. With the rise of Covid-19 and the effects of lockdown, mental health issues have sadly become further heightened for many. 

Our panel will discuss...

  • How mental health uniquely impacts the LGBT+ community, particularly in the media industry
  • Discuss the impact of recent world events on mental health and the LGBT+ community
  • Share stories and encourage empathy

Join the event via Zoom from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesday 24 June - click here to access

Register for the event in advance by 2pm on Wednesday at

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