To mark Pride Month, InterMediaUK teamed up with our friends at EMERGE - Viacom's LGBT+ and Straight Ally network - for a special event.
Broadcaster James Barr - one of the co-hosts of the smash-hit LGBT+ podcast A Gay & A NonGay - led 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 chatted 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 My Genderation
Chloe Davies, Head of Partnerships at myGwork - the LGBT+ business community
Nick White, director of GEEYOU, the creative social change company
Last year, Film & TV Charity conducted a study titled 'The Looking Glass' which featured over 9,000 people from the industry - and uncovered a mental health crisis. The study revealed three areas that impact mental health the most...
Conditions of work
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 discussed:
How mental health uniquely impacts the LGBT+ community, particularly in the media industry
The impact of recent world events on mental health and the LGBT+ community
Shared stories and encourage empathy