14.04.21 Stress and Mental Health Risk Assessment for Film and TV Production

Stress and Mental Health Risk Assessment for Film and TV Production


Participant Profile:

This course is suitable for anyone who manages in the screen sector and who wants to create a more positive and productive environment whilst meeting their duty of care

The course is limited to 14 participants.  

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at www.screenskillsireland.ie by 12pm on Wednesday 14th April.   

For further information, please email fran.keaveney@screenskillsireland.ie.  

For technical difficulties with the online system please email elizabeth.fraser@screenskillsireland.ie 

Applications for this course are limited and we expect a high volume of applications.  Applications without a CV will not be considered for selection.  

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.


Date: Thursday 22nd April 

Tutor(s):  Matt Longley

Duration: 4 hours modules (09.15 to 12.45)

Venue: Online

Cost: €30 

Course Profile:

This course, delivered in partnership with Screen Skillnet, is part of a series of courses being run dealing with stress and mental health issues in the screen sector. The course supports leaders and mangers within the screen sector to meet the legal duty of care of their reports in terms of stress and mental health.  It demonstrates the creation, use and implementation of a stress and mental healthy policy.   How to construct stress and mental health risk assessments to prevent and reduce stress in a production and to support cast and crew who have existing or external issues.  This will ultimately lead to safer and more productive work environments. 

The course covers:

  • Understanding how a mental health (MH) policy for a production can help with stress and mental health improvements.
  • Understand why a stress/MH assessment is required on a production.
  • Demonstrate the risk assessment process.
  • Understand the relationship of hazards to risk for stress and MH.
  • How does the relationship differ from physical risks?
  • How do the Health Safety Authority standards apply to Film/TV production and risk assessments?
  • What additional hazards exits in film and TV Production?
  • Understand how to use the risk matrix in the contact of stress and MH.
  • Learn how to carry out a stress/MH risk assessment with worked examples.
  • Understand how to use the three-tier hierarchy of control to plan and implement controls for film and TV production.
  • How to use the Plan Do Check Act module in film and TV for MH and stress.
  • Commercial considerations for gaining buy in to implement the risk assessment findings. 

Tutor Profile:

Matt Longley BEng CEng MIChemE

Matt is an accredited i-act instructor and can train HOD’s and crew to Manage and Promote Positive Mental health and Wellbeing. Matt co-founded 6ft From The Spotlight in 2017 and has written papers regarding the impact of Mental Health on Safety performance as well as giving talks on managing mental health to Screenskills, Directors UK, BECTU and BAFTA. He is an experienced commercial professional and chartered Chemical Engineer who has experience across many industry sectors. Matt worked in equipment hire for many years supplying both film productions and music events across UK. He has worked on some of the largest film productions including Harry Potter, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and War Horse. He currently provides consultancy to several businesses at Pinewood Studios and runs 6ft From CIC.

Matt is also a trustee of the Men’s Health Forum a charity that aims to support underprivileged men and boys with their health.

  • 22nd April 2021
    9:15 am - 1:15 pm