Seeking Support

Occasionally staging intimacy can be emotionally difficult since our bodies may transfer & retain energy/experiences. Closure after a rehearsal, show or on-set shoot is a fundamental pillar in our work. Our Intimacy Directors are mental health first aiders, they will listen *confidentially and aid you. However we are not licensed counsellors or therapists.

Therefore we strongly encourage you to seek professional support if you may be experiencing any Anxiety/Panic Attacks/ Traumatic Stress (PTSD) etc. 

 

National Health Services (NHS)

Although feelings of anxiety/"low-blues"/worry at certain times are completely normal, you should see your GP if that is affecting your daily life or is causing you distress (example: changes in sleeping, focus, food intake, mood).

Emotional support and advise: 

Samaritans   https://www.samaritans.org

Rethink  https://www.rethink.org/helpnow

Mind for Mental Health Support https://www.mind.org.uk

ArtsMind - supports performers and creatives in need

 http://www.artsminds.co.uk

Anxiety:

 www.anxietyuk.org.uk

www.nopanic.org.uk

www.topuk.org

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder http://www.ptsduk.org

Depression  www.depressionuk.org

Eating Imbalances  www.b-eat.co.uk

Finding a therapist:

British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies https://www.babcp.com/

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Register UK 

http://www.cbtregisteruk.com

The British Association of Arts Therapies 

 https://www.baat.org/About-BAAT/Find-an-Art-Therapist 

Bullying, Harassment or Abuse: 

Equity’s Bullying & Harassment Helpline

020 7670 0268, harassment@equity.org.uk

National Bullying Helpline: 

admin@nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk, 0845 22 55 787

Safe Line www.safeline.org.uk

Victim Support  www.victimsupport.org.uk

The Havens   www.thehavens.org.uk

Rape Crisis  www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Male Rape & Sexual Abusewww.survivorsuk.org.uk

* Mental Health First Aiders - may break confidentiality if the matter or content can risk the life of the individual in crisis or the people around them. 

Documents & Information

IDI's Pillars of Intimacy 

Please note that the following document is merely an introduction to IDI's intimacy fundamental guidelines and is the property of IDI. It should be used to assist in rehearsals of an intimate nature but should not replace bringing in an IDI-UK trained Intimacy Director. 

We are not responsible for any inappropriate use of these guidelines.

IDI-UK's Intimacy Guidelines for Performers

#intimacyguidelinesforperformers

Requirements for becoming an

IDI-UK Intimacy Director/Coordinator

Articles & Media 

 

Self-Care 

Self-Care Online:

These are websites that include CBT information packs and worksheets that can help after or during your CBT sessions to practice Self Care. 

https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself

https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk

Other forms of Self Care:

Mindfullness

Yoga, Qi-Gong, Pilates

Playing music or listening

Sports

Practicing Hobbies

Meeting with friends - supportive relationships 

Outdoor activity in the garden, parks, nature 

Eating well 

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