WellBeing Facilitators

Eve Richardson

Eve has over 10 years industry experience in factual documentary TV Production. Her career began in London where she built a wealth of experience in high-end factual programmes such as 24 Hours in A&E and 24 Hours in Police Custody. The subject matter of these series required sensitivity, empathy and caution when working with contributors and telling their stories. This is where Eve’s interest in the wellbeing of those on and off screen began.

More recently, after having relocated back to her hometown of Cardiff in 2018, Eve completed a certificate in counselling skills and intends to continue her studies to become a certified counsellor.  Eve is passionate about implementing good well-being practices in Factual TV Production companies and hopes to assist the industry’s efforts in looking after the wellbeing of their staff and contributors. Combining her industry experience with her counselling skills, Eve hopes to improve the industry’s overall approach to caring for people’s mental health.

 

Carys Mol 

Carys Mol is a producer/facilitator of socially engaged art projects, as well as a music-manager and health coach in training. Be it a street festival, theatre performance or one-off event, her passion lies in supporting creatives to thrive in ‘what they do’.

Over the last eight years Carys has worked on a variety of projects for clients including Articulture, Volcano Theatre, Owen Griffiths’ Studio, Gentle/Radical, Taliesin Arts Centre and Unseen Photography Fair. She also spent two wonderful years as Assistant Producer for Hijinx, supporting neurodivergent actors on inter-/national tours and on set.

Like many, Carys has had her own experiences of poor mental health and knows first-hand the importance of seeking help. Therefore, Carys is thrilled to be training as a WBF, to provide crucial support for others in the creative industries.

An alumnus of UWC Atlantic (Wales) and University College Utrecht (Netherlands), Carys is currently based in Pembrokeshire.

 

Kay Pointing 

Kay has enjoyed an eclectic career journey since joining the workforce during the latter part of the ‘80s. Her first love film and TV has featured prominently with diversions into to corporate communications, travel and hospitality industries. An opportunity to live in the Caribbean and a love of the ocean lead to her becoming a dive instructor, eventually owning a dive centre. Pirates of the Caribbean chose to film on the island where she was based, and Kay found herself providing marine support to one of Disney’s largest franchises, and opening a location support business that assisted those drawn to St. Vincent and the Grenadines following the success of the movie.

She has been lucky enough to work on block buster features, TV drama, documentaries, natural history, factual entertainment, and commercials primarily within the locations department.

Since returning to the UK and making South Wales her home, Kay has concentrated on building on past experiences, and invested in training and growth. Working as a WellBeing Facilitator provides an opportunity to actively participate in the movement towards much needed change to understanding and improving mental health awareness within the screen industry.

 

Marian Ifans 

With over 30 years’ experience in radio and television, Marian has been a news, current affairs and general programmes producer.  After joining the BBC in the 80s they left to work as a freelance producer before setting up an independent production company. Marian is grateful for the various experiences gained at work as well as the company of excellent colleagues over the years.

After 14 years producing a live programme every Sunday morning on BBC Radio Cymru they decided to change direction in 2022. While continuing to produce programmes for the BBC Marian now has the weekends free! Marian is delighted to be one of the Wales’ WellBeing Facilitators and is looking forward to helping secure a healthier and happier screen industry in Wales.

 

Beth House 

Beth has been working in the creative industries since the late 90s. Following a career as a touring actor, she co-founded a theatre company in Wales to employ and nurture Deaf and disabled creative professionals.

She has spent most of her career finding ways to support under-represented people in the arts, both “on and off stage”! Having done bits of mental health training over the years, and having supported creatives facing challenges around wellbeing and being frustrated she couldn’t do more to help, Beth jumped at the chance to improve her skills and understanding through the WellBeing Facilitator training

Beth is also currently on the Chwarae Teg Inclusive Leadership programme, is learning Welsh and has conversational British Sign Language skills. She’s very experienced in working with young people of all backgrounds and is really excited to support people working in the industry.

 

Rhian Jones

Rhian is an artist, maker, project manager, creative producer and workshop facilitator.  Having worked at a senior level in the arts for over 25 years she uses her experience to support other artists and deliver socially engaged projects, focussing on creative learning, community regeneration and change management.

Originally a fine artist, she was a postgraduate student in Film Production at the RCA and in Professional Arts Management at UWTSD.

Rhian was part of the original team which set up National Theatre Wales, she was Wales Coordinator for Voluntary Arts Wales, she set up NAWR,the Arts & Education Network for Mid and West Wales and more recently, Ways of Working with artists Owen Griffiths and Fern Thomas. She has her own jewellery studio, Oren

Rhian’s motivation for undertaking the WellBeing Facilitator role is to engender more equal and positive working environments in the Creative Industries. A sense of place, culture, language and inclusivity is at the core of her work, she works bilingually in English and Welsh.

 

Sally Lisk – Lewis 

Sally Lisk-Lewis worked in the television industry for over 20 years, rising to the rank of Head of Development.  She secured many commissions during this time, including Last Chance to See and The Twins of the Twin Towers which she also co-produced. In 2011, she went freelance and generated and produced factual content for a number of indies in Cardiff, Bristol and London. In 2017, Sally devised and produced the BAFTA-nominated documentary Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up to Shyness (BBC2). In 2019, she produced a one-off documentary about chronic insomnia for BBC1 Wales. And then, in 2020, she led the development charge at MSPTV on the flagship National Geographic series, Drain the Oceans.

Sally is a Skills Partnership Manager with Media.Cymru.  As a WellBeing Facilitator, she hopes to make the screen sector a happier, healthier workplace where collaboration, communication and cwtches abound.