Registration opens for industry therapist finder
Friday, 27 March 2020
btsmhbannerBTS has partnered with HelpPRO to create an online therapist finder
USA - US entertainment technology charity Behind the Scenes (BTS), in partnership with HelpPRO, has launched an online therapist finder designed for the entertainment industry.
As part of its research into mental health and suicide prevention, the charity had conducted an online survey of industry professionals, which revealed a shortage of therapists who understood the unique culture and stresses of the entertainment industry and who were available to see people on nights and weekends or through teletherapy.
The finder is now accepting therapist listings. Only therapists who have previously seen professionals in the entertainment industry as clients, or who have personal professional experience in the industry themselves, will be included in this finder. The finder will be available to anyone working in any facet of the entertainment industry and users will be able to search for a therapist by a range of criteria important to them.
Therapists will complete an extensive questionnaire that includes their areas of specialty, what insurance they accept and whether they have a sliding scale for those not covered, whether they have weekend and nighttime office hours or will conduct phone or video sessions, and much more. This will allow those seeking counselling to find the best possible matches for their needs.
If you know of a therapist with the required experience, please tell them about the finder and ask them to register at btshelp.org/therapist_registration. Thank you to the many people who answered our call to recommend a therapist. Those therapists will be contacted directly with information on how to register.
The Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder will be made available to everyone in the industry as soon as there are enough therapist listings to be useful. Please help by encouraging registration.
Behind the Scenes in conjunction with other concerned organisations and individuals has come together to create the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative. A series of tools and resources has been developed to not only help you but also assist you in helping your colleagues. Find links to resources, the online self-assessment tool, and information about the initiative and programmes at btshelp.org/mentalhealth.

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