General Mental Health

The Samaritans – https://www.samaritans.org/

The Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing 24/7 emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

The Stress Management Society – http://www.stress.org.uk/

The Stress Management Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping individuals and companies recognise and reduce stress.

Mental Health Foundation – www.mentalhealth.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation is a mental health research, policy and service improvement charity. The foundation carries out research, develops practical solutions for better mental health services, campaigns to reduce stigma and discrimination and promotes better mental health for all.

MIND – www.mind.org.uk

Mind is a mental health charity which provides help and support to those with mental health problems.

Rethink – www.rethink.org

Rethink give advice and information on mental illness and are the largest national voluntary sector provider of mental health services and support groups.

Creative Industries

The Creative Industries Federation – https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/

The national organisation for all the UK’s creative industries, cultural education and arts. We ensure the creative industries are central to political, economic and social decision-making.

Nesta – https://www.nesta.org.uk/

Nesta is an innovation foundation. The organisation acts through a combination of practical programmes, investment, policy and research, and the formation of partnerships to promote innovation across a broad range of sectors.

Arts Council England – http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

We champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Royal Academy of Arts – https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/

The Royal Academy of Arts, located in the heart of London, is a place where art is made, exhibited and debated.

The House of St Barnabas – https://hosb.org.uk/

The House of St Barnabas is a charity that helps London’s homeless back into work, and a members’ club right in the heart of Soho supporting creatives.

The British Fashion Council – http://www.britishfashioncouncil.com/

The British Fashion Council aims to showcase British designers and develop London’s position as a major player in the international fashion arena.

D&AD – https://www.dandad.org/

D&AD represents the global creative, design and advertising communities. Since 1962, D&AD has set industry standards and educated and inspired the next generation.

Film London – http://filmlondon.org.uk/

The UK Screen Agencies are development agencies charged with encouraging public access to film culture and building vibrant and sustainable media sectors across Great Britain.

Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) – http://www.ipa.co.uk/

Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) is a non-profit trade body and professional institute for agencies in the UK’s media and marketing communications industry. They have members services including qualifications and job boards.

TIGA – http://tiga.org/

The Independent Games Developers Trade Association. Offers events, services, and other benefits for independent companies.

UK Music – https://www.ukmusic.org/

UK Music promotes the interests of record labels, songwriters, musicians, managers, publishers, producers, promoters and collecting societies through high profile campaigns and events. It also draws up policy to deal with issues impacting the industry, engages in high level political lobbying to ensure any new legislation benefits its members and undertakes extensive and ground-breaking research to track market trends and forecast future business opportunities.

Performing Rights Society (PRS) – https://www.prsformusic.com/

We protect the value of music by licensing music usage and collecting royalties globally for our members.

UK Theatre Association – https://uktheatre.org/

UK Theatre is the UK’s leading theatre and performing arts membership organisation. We promote excellence, professional development, and campaign to improve resilience and increase audiences across the sector.

The Independent Theatre Company (ITC) – https://www.itc-arts.org/

ITC is the management association for theatre’s independent sector. We are a community of peers spread across the UK working in drama, dance, opera and musical theatre, mime and physical theatre, circus, puppetry, street arts and mixed media.

One Dance UK – http://www.onedanceuk.org/

One Dance UK is the national body for dance in the UK. Our organisation represents dancers at all levels of the dance industry, and champions excellence in education, youth dance, dance of the African diaspora, performance, health and well-being, management, leadership and career development.

Creative Skillset – http://creativeskillset.org/

The Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries (broadcast, film, video, interactive media and photo imaging). Jointly funded by industry and government, it serves to make sure that the audio visual industries have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time, so that the audiovisual industries remain competitive.

BPI – https://www.bpi.co.uk/

The British Recorded Music Industry is the representative voice of the UK recorded music business. It is a trade organisation and includes the UK’s four major record labels and hundreds of independent music companies.

Equity – https://www.equity.org.uk/home/

Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. As a leading industry organisation, Equity is known and respected nationally and internationally for the work we do with, and on behalf of, our members working across all areas of the entertainment industry.

Chartered Society of Designers – https://www.csd.org.uk/

The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), founded in 1930, is the world’s largest chartered body of professional designers. The society represents designers in all disciplines including exhibition design, fashion design, graphic design, interactive media design, interior design, product design, textile design, sensory design, and service design, with members in more than 30 countries.

Design Council – https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/

For over 60 years the Design Council has promoted design for the public good. The council is a government agency with a Royal Charter, funded by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.

a-n : The Artist’s Information Company – https://www.a-n.co.uk/

a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 21,000 members. We support artists and those who work with them in many practical ways, acting on behalf of our membership and the visual arts sector to improve artists’ livelihoods.

“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations