At On Set welfare, we specialise in the psychological health and safety of TV and film production cast and crew. Whether you need a series of psychological risk assessments completing, a full clinical 'fitness for inclusion' assessment, a Psychologist on set or on location, or an aftercare programme putting in place, we can help. "Production staff don't always know the difference between a Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Psychotherapist, and they don't always know what psychological services they need…Find Out More
If you are casting a reality TV show or other form of factual entertainment production, we advise that potential contributors undergo a 'Psychological Risk Assessment' (an assessment of the potential for psychological harm to occur) or a 'Fully Comprehensive Risk Assessment' (which includes an assessment for other aspects of risk, such as physical safety, on location welfare and other medical needs, in addition to psychological…Learn More
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The psychological thriller 'Unsane', starring Claire Foy, is a terrifying tale of stalking and psychological manipulation. Consultant Psychologist Honey Langcaster-James…Read More
For the Home Office's #KnifeFree campaign we wanted to feature people who had actually been affected by knife crime in a series of short films and media productions. It was really important to consider the risk to all our participants, not only in terms of the impact on their mental health and wellbeing from taking part, but also on the possible implications for them in their communities, once they'd taken part. On Set Welfare conducted our psychological risk assessments and gave us lots of helpful advice during filming and production. Some of our contributors also needed aftercare. We were so pleased with the service provided, always really quick, efficient, and thorough, that we used On Set Welfare again for our second round of contributors, following the first media campaign's resounding success.
Honey was the show psychologist on Love Island (2006). This was a 6 week long, daily live show filmed in Fiji. Honey’s responsibilities were to look after the welfare of the contestants and advise production on the games and format points. As it was live, it was a highly stressful and intense production. To add to this pressure, we brought new celebrities in every week as well as evicting celebrities. Despite the intense pressure Honey was always calm, clear-headed and direct in her advice. The show was a 24-hour production so she had to be available at all times, as and when required. She was completely at ease in the environment and was an extremely valuable member of the team. I have worked on many similar shows and Honey was among the best psychologists I have ever worked with. I would not hesitate to recommend her to other TV productions.
For the 20th Century Fox release of 'Unsane' we recruited Honey to be our consultant to feature contributing information surrounding the psychological themes of the film. A colleague had recommended Honey from working previously on 'Girl on the Train'. She balanced knowledge of the subject matter with topics from the film well. She was also flexible, professional and easy to work with. We were extremely pleased with the outcome of our work together.
Thanks so much for such an INCREDIBLY fast turn around on the Psych Tests we needed doing. The reports are really helpful and in-depth and the recommendations for our production team were really useful. It's great to know all our contributors have been thoroughly screened.
The detail in your reports is really helpful and insightful. It's been so useful to get your professional opinion on the contestants' welfare and the likely impact of the various format points. It was also great to be able to include your insight on camera for our end of series show. You really helped explain the social and behavioural aspects of being isolated and only able to communicate through The Circle.
Our Founder and Director of Services, Honey Langcaster-James CPsychol, was interviewed by Kay Burley on Sky News and asked for…Read More
Director of Services at On Set Welfare, Honey Langcaster-James CPsychol, was interviewed today on the world famous radio programme, BBC…Read More