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24-Hour Helpline for Theatre Professionals Launched

The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre have launched Theatre Helpline, a free phone and email service to support theatre professionals with any issue affecting their health and wellbeing.

Theatre Helpline opened today, and will offer callers a confidential place to share worries and concerns.

Support and advice will be offered on a range of personal and professional topics, including – bullying, physical and mental health, finance, careers and retirement issues.

It is open to anyone working in theatre, whether in-house or freelance.

The number for the Theatre Helpline is 0800 915 4617, and all calls are free of charge. The email address is

Visit the Theatre Helpline website for more details and contact information.

Theatre Workforce Review

Theatre Line has been created as a result of SOLT and UK Theatre’s 2017 Theatre Workforce Review and the rise of several high-profile movements against toxic working cultures.

Theatre Helpline complements work already being done by SOLT and UK Theatre as part of industry-wide efforts to encourage safe and supportive working practices.

A downloadable handbook is available on the UK Theatre website, it includes 10 principles to encourage safe and supportive working practices in theatre, and a list of organisations equipped to deal with sensitive issues, including the MU's Safe Space.

Published: 13/06/2018
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