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.