Health & Wellbeing: Raising the Bar for Screen Creatives


  • 14 October 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Applications Open 7 October 2021 10:00 am
Applications Close 14 October 2021 5:00 pm
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Please join us for the third Screen Diversity Showcase panel discussion on health and wellbeing, moderated by actor and activist, Saroni Roy. For this panel we will be discussing the biggest mental health challenges facing creatives in the Australian screen industry, and how these challenges have evolved since the pandemic. We will be discussing practical resources and techniques to assist performers and other artists in securing their wellbeing in such a demanding workplace, and how the field of intimacy is playing such a crucial role in this process. This panel discussion will also be a live Q&A delivered on Zoom, and we'd love to hear from you! So bring your questions and ideas along with you.


  • Saroni Roy

    A multi-hyphenate, Saroni Roy is an Australian actor & co-chair Equity Diversity-MEAA, model and social entrepreneur based in Sydney. Saroni has worked in a number of Australian and International screen projects including film, television, web series, commercial campaigns, music videos, and documentaries. A cancer-survivor, facing invisible-disabilities, Saroni is a body-activist, founder & CEO, Saroni Roy Foundation & director, SRf Creatists perpetuating socio-economic and environmental well-being through ‘Diversity, Sustainability & Social-justice’ initiatives.
  • Ben Steel

    Ben Steel is an international actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, and mental health first aid instructor with over thirty years’ experience working on theatre, film and television projects in the USA, UK, Czech Republic, Aruba and Australia. Ben is passionate about improving wellbeing for the arts and entertainment sector, and he has spent the last five years speaking to arts & entertainment industry leaders and experts in mental health about the wellbeing challenges and solutions creative practitioners face, an exploration which culminated in him making the acclaimed ABC documentary The Show Must Go On released during mental health week 2019.
  • Bayley Turner

    Bayley Turner is a consent educator and advocate, as well as a writer, performer, and proud queer trans woman living on Wurundjeri country. Bayley's work with consent involves consulting with creative teams, facilitating workshops locally and internationally with school groups and theatre organisations, and implementing policy and protocol documentation. Bayley is currently training with Intimacy Directors & Coordinators to support nudity and simulated intimacy sequences in film and television.
  • Chris Cheers


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