Someone who will be with you and won’t expect to be entertained!

Everything we do supports and strengthens creative people to address and navigate the challenges and issues that stop them from realising their potential. The core benefits we deliver for creatives are:

• Community and belonging rooted in shared experience
• Self-acceptance and belief
• Resilience, freedom and control

Space to Talk

We all know it’s good to talk. So many of our creatives spend their lives performing for other people and neglect their own needs and wellbeing. Many find it difficult to trust other people or institutions and just want a safe space to have a completely confidential conversation about the things that are worrying them or getting in the way of who they are and where they want to go. At The Haven + London we provide a trained Chaplaincy team who are dedicated to being there for creatives.

Mental Health Advisors

Our professional mental health team advisors help us to deliver the best practice to create a community that is supportive and caring. They advise us with the help of creatives how to help our members who may or may not have mental health issues. They help our Chaplains to understand the challenges facing their creative spirit. Their input shapes our thinking about community, talks and workshops. Our Chaplains are trained to recognise when creative needs professional help.

Professional Development

Our Professional Development events and resources are designed to meet the personal and practical needs of people working in the creative industries. We work with the top trainers and speakers in the UK and internationally across a diverse range of skills and practice that benefit creatives. From dealing with anxiety to managing accounts to personal brand and networking we offer workshops, talks and conferences that make a meaningful difference to creatives.

List of helpful links


Mental Health support

Hardship funds

The British Fashion Council

The creative Industries Federation  (advice, support and help) Your rights as creatibes and self employed

Gov Covid information

Theartre and arts (management/ stage course) online (Free)

BFI Film and TV relief fund Covid19

Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief

Art Council – Creative Industries fund

The Art Newspaper – How and where to apply for emergency funds


The Samaritans

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

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

Mental Health Foundation

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


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


The Creative Industries Federation

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 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

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

Royal Academy of Arts

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

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

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 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

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)

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.


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

UK Music

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)

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

UK Theatre Association

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)

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

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

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.


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 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

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

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

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.