Tea & Talks: Building Resilience for Artists & Freelancers

Tuesday 10th October 2017

12-13 Shaftesbury Square

When we're not working or in the midst of a production, being a creative/freelancer can be a lonely place. Equity NI, Accidental Theatre and the NI Mental Health Arts & Film Festival invite you to Tea & Talks, a series of events to mark World Mental Health Day. It’s a chance for workers in the creative industries and their families to come together to learn, connect & chat over tea & cake. 

Please join us for any or all events during the day. Here’s the timetable:


10.30am-12.30pm – ‘Building Resilience & Tackling Stress & Anxiety’ 

Workshop delivered by experienced counsellor & trainer Val McGarrigle.  

To book send an email to: equitynibranch@gmail.com

2.00pm-5.00pm – ‘Drop-In Café’ 

Tea, cake, chat & the chance to find out more about the work of the Equity Mental Health Sub-Committee in Northern Ireland. Drop in any time!

7.00pm-9.00pm – ‘Improv For Anxiety’ 

A fun, interactive workshop & talk by improv coach Paul Mone. 

To book send an email to: equitynibranch@gmail.com (max. of 20 places available)


The Book Bar will be open from 6:30 p.m. & after the improv workshop for time to relax & talk. Bring an instrument too, if you like.

Entry to each event is on the basis of pay-what-you-can donations, divided equally between Lifeline, Mental Health Foundation and PIPS.   

Enter via the Stage Door on Albion Lane (ring the buzzer). 

Access note: The events will be on the 1st & 2nd floors, which are NOT wheelchair friendly, unfortunately.

What can YOU do?

RSVP! especially for the workshops! To book send an email to: equitynibranch@gmail.com

Bake! Bring along cakes, biscuits, cookies, buns, traybakes or sweet treats to make our Tea & Talks extra special.

Volunteer!  Can you spare half an hour to man the tea station? Welcome people and show them around?  Keep a steady supply of buns coming?  If so, please get in touch.

Research! Take part the survey ‘Wellbeing in the creative industries’, run by Ulster University & Inspire to explore mental-health support in the arts sector. You can complete it on the day or follow this link.

Donate! Funds raised will be distributed equally between Lifeline, Mental Health Foundation & PIPS.

We'd love to see you on the 10th!

Take care in the meantime.

Equity NI Branch Committee