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Helplines / Textlines

Industry and public helplines / textlines for immediate wellbeing support


Music Support Helpline

HELPLINE: 0800 030 6789

Open: Monday – Friday, from 09:00 – 17:00

Available For: Anyone working in the Music industry

Overview: Help and support for individuals in all areas of the UK music industry suffering from alcoholism, addiction, emotional or mental health issues.

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The Film and TV Charity

HELPLINE: 0800 054 0000

Open: 24 Hours

Available For: Anyone working in the UK film, TV and cinema industry.

Overview: Helping and supporting film, TV and cinema. From advice and support, training, financial support, counselling.

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Theatre Helpline

HELPLINE: 0800 915 4617

Open: 24 Hours

Available For: Anyone working in the theatre industry

Overview: 24 hour confidential service providing advice & support for any theatre professional. Supported by SOLT & UK Theatre

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Samaritans

HELPLINE: 116 123

Open: 24 Hours

Available For: Anyone

Overview: Whatever you’re going through, you can call the Samaritans any time, from any phone for FREE.

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Shout

TEXTLINE: Text ‘Shout’ to 85258

Open: 24 Hours

Available For: Anyone

Overview: Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

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NHS Moodzone

Available For: Anyone

Overview: Mental health helplines. Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.

Click below for various specific charity helplines.

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Industry Charities

Backup provides financial aid for wellbeing support, if you, or someone you know is struggling and needs mental health support with a dedicated course of counselling click here

Backup sometimes collaborates with other industry charities to help individuals get the support that they need.

Below are some of the other industry charities Backup work’s with that provide wellbeing support either directly and/or financial aid for wellbeing help.


The Film and TV Charity

Available For: Anyone working in the UK film, TV and cinema industry

Overview: Helping and supporting film, TV and cinema. From advice and support, training, financial support, counselling.

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Music Support

Available For: Anyone working in the Music industry

Overview: Help and support for individuals in all areas of the UK music industry suffering from alcoholism, addiction, emotional or mental health issues.

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PSA - Stagehand

Available For: PSA Members

Overview: Financial relief in cases of need, hardship or distress to people who are, or have been, members of the PSA, and their dependants. Other charitable purposes for the general benefit of the public

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The Theatrical Guild

Available For: Anyone working in the UK Theatre industry

Overview: Helping and supporting backstage and FOH workers in Theatre. From advice and support, training, financial support, counselling.

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