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FTVC spotlights Jewish, Arab and Muslim workers’ mental health

Charity kicks off ‘constructive’ dialogue with senior industry figures.

The Film and TV Charity has convened senior industry figures to discuss the mental health of Jewish, Arab and Muslim workers after a recent survey revealed a serious decline.  

According to the survey commissioned by the charity, 94% of Muslim, Jewish and Arab people working in the film and TV sector have experienced a deterioration in their mental health following the attacks of 7 October and the subsequent humanitarian crisis.  

The roundtable conversations took place between senior leaders from all the major UK broadcasters and industry bodies and representatives of the British Muslim, Arab, and Jewish communities working in the film and TV industry. Film and TV Charity chief Marcus Ryder has hailed the conversations as “an important opportunity for constructive, cross-industry dialogue” with the sessions acting as the first stage in “a critical, complex, and much-needed conversation.”  

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