Good Practice Guide

Some things to consider when making creative work about mental health, drawing on conversations with artists, producers, programmers and more.

When it comes to mental health, everybody’s needs are different and there are no ‘one size fits all’ solutions. However, here are some initial suggestions and questions to consider, drawing on conversations with over 30 writers, performers, directors, producers and programmers who have professional experience in this field.

It will be continually updated in response to feedback so that this resource can evolve as we continue to learn. If there are things you think we’ve missed – or that we’ve got wrong – contact Andrew Eaton-Lewis at smhaf@mentalhealth.org.uk.