CULT Cymru Mental Health Programmes

CULT Cymru’s aim is to work with partners to create a fairer, more inclusive creative industry that we can all be proud of.

If you are delivering a mental health & wellbeing programme in the Welsh creative sector, please contact:

Email: Siân Gale – or


Tel: 02920 990131

Mental Health Training

Training that we offer with partners:

Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

  • Mental Health and the Law
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Policies
  • Mental Health Stress Risk Assessments
  • Mental Health First Aid Wales
  • i-act Positive Mental Health at Work for managers
  • Sustainable Emotional Resilience
  • Creating Psychologically Safe Teams
  • Safeguarding for Vulnerable Crew and Contributors
  • Strategies to Navigate Bullying and Harassment
  • Positive Workplace Interventions
  • Ethics and Boundaries of the Wellbeing Facilitator Role

Equality Training 

  • Race Equality Training
  • Disability Equality Action Training
  • Neurodiversity for Creatives
  • Autism for Creatives

Coaching and Mentoring

  • ILM Coaching and Mentoring
  • Mentoring 4 Creatives

Café CULT Mental Health Sessions

As part of our work/support with the creative community we organise bitesize online sessions called “Café CULT – Mental Health” to hear personal stories and to introduce and share information about charities and support organisations.

We’ve held sessions with many great organisations including: the Film & TV Charity, Help Musicians UK, Mind Cymru, Beat, Papyrus, Time to Change Wales etc.

We usually invite around 2-3 organisations with some similarities to be together. The format is usually a 10-minute presentation from each organisation introducing themselves and explaining what they do (geared to the creative sector). Followed by Q&A.

Well-Being Facilitator Pilot

CULT Cymru, employers, and the Welsh Government have come together with mental health and wellbeing specialists 6ft from the Spotlight CIC to start tackling the problem of poor mental health within the screen industry by placing WellBeing Facilitators (WBFs) on productions.

A WellBeing Facilitator is a fully trained impartial individual who can assist the company to meet the legal duty of care of cast and crew, who can advise Heads Of Departments on issues such as bullying, harassment and discrimination, reduce stress and prevent issues arising from difficult work situations.

Mental Health First Aid Project

Following our extensive work around mental health and wellbeing that includes training over 150 mental health first aiders from the sector over the past six years, CULT Cymru are leading on a project focused on the role of Mental Health First Aiders in the creative sector, in particular live events entitled “Siwmai” “How are you”.

Creative workers often face unique challenges in managing their mental health and wellbeing. We are collaborating with organisations who work with creative workers, to explore the role of Mental Health First Aiders and how they can help to address the mental health needs of creative workers in Wales, in particular freelancers.

Our project seeks to gain a deeper understanding of how organisations could successfully incorporate Mental Health First Aiders into their support systems for creative workers.

Through this work we are training 15+ mental health first aiders within organisations, and creating a mental health first aider network for the sector. We are working with organisations to learn from their experiences, challenges, and ideas around supporting creatives with their mental health and wellbeing.