Families, Partners and Friends
Erratic work patterns were identified in the survey as being a source of disruption to family and personal life with touring, gigging and antisocial working hours all being mentioned, yet family contact, friendships, social contact and support are important for mental well-being.
Other respondents pointed out that when there’s work, they feel lucky to have it so if they feel unable to cope with the pressures on personal life, they might try to ignore those feelings. People were also unsure about who they could talk to.
“I have no life at all until the contract is up. My relationship is breaking down because I can’t commit the time to it ”
“ Have two young boys and find leaving them due to filming contracts really stressful. Getting worse every time I have to go.”
Sources of supportRelate
The Top 5 Skills for a Happy RelationshipRelate
Counselling, Support and Information for all relationshipsHealthy Children
Family DisruptionsPiPA (Parents & Carers in Performing Arts)
Enables and Empowers Parents, Carers and EmployersMental Health Foundation
Work Life BalanceAnna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Help for Parents, Carers and ChildrenCloser
How to Cope in a Long Distance RelationshipHelpguide
How to Make FriendsRefuge
Support for Women Facing Domestic ViolenceMankind
Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse