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Backstage with Backup

Podcasts designed to let you know a bit more about Backup Tech by talking to the people behind the technical entertainment charity, the industry friends it works with and those who have benefitted from its support.Backup Tech (The Technical Entertainment Charity) is the UK’s registered charity that provides financial support to industry technical professionals, crew/production personnel and people working in the technical supply chain across the UK entertainment industry including those from live events, theatre, TV and film.To find out more about Backup visit: https://www.backuptech.uk/about-us/

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Piers Shepperd - This Is Your Charity
Guest: Piers Shepperd is director of international technical production practice, Wonder Works. His three-decade career has spanned design, production management, audio, lighting, automation and the development of cutting-edge manufacturing. He has been involved in over twelve Olympic Ceremonies, helped build the largest ever World Expo site in Dubai and can name both Her Majesty the Queen and Queen the rock band as clients. He is also a Trustee of Backup and became Backup Chair in 2022. He is an expert in managing multiple stakeholders, mindfully guiding talented teams through a myriad of obstacles to deliver work in sometimes challenging environments, all of which he brings to his role at Backup.Host: Sarah James runs PR agency Gasoline Media and is proud to be able to help spread the word about the great work Backup does, taking care of their Press & PR.In this conversation: Sarah talks with Piers about his role in Backup as Chair, current needs of the industry, how Backup looks after recipients and the role Backup plays in supporting education on issues that effect the industry.Episode key topics + chapter markers :2:58 –Piers talks about his history with Backup and how and why he got involved in the first instance.4:15 – The changes Piers has seen in the intervening years and how Backup has adapted.7:10 – Current needs of the industry; increasing need for help with mental health,  pressures people are facing.9:12 – Sarah asks Piers if there are any plans he has in mind for the coming months. Piers talks about listening to recipients to make sure the process is managed and follow up care is put in place along with other initiatives that mean Backup is there to help ahead of a time, heading of problems before they become crises.12:07 – Sarah and Piers talk about the need for education on current issues, both within Backup itself and the industry in general.  15:00 – Piers highlights the fact that change doesn’t happen overnight and the need for long term programmes to ensure that change happens to ensure people’s welfare, including training people as Mental Health First Aiders.  17:30 – How enabling people to Support the Show.Backup Tech - The UK’s Registered Technical Entertainment Charity That Provides Financial & Wellbeing Support To Technical Industry Professionals. “We help people get back on their feet”How Backup Tech can help :Are you or a family member seriously ill or suffering from an accident and needing support?Are you struggling with Mental Health and need to speak to someone?Is there someone you know who needs help with any of the above?If so, visit our 'How We Help' page for details on our support, or call our 24hr Helpline 0800 464 7068 Did you find this episode useful?Our many successes are only possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Please help us by supporting us Website: https://www.backuptech.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backupuk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backuptechuk/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/backup-tech-charity/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackupCharity ...
19:32 11/21/23
Music Industry Therapist Collective, Tamsin Embleton
Thursday 31st August 2023Backstage with BackupE3: Music Industry Therapist Collective, Tamsin Embleton Guest: Tamsin Embleton, attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist specialising in working with musicians and music industry professionals at all stages of their careers, founder of the MITC, and compiler and editor of Touring and Mental Health – The Music Industry ManualHost: Sarah James runs PR agency Gasoline Media and is proud to be able to help spread the word about the great work Backup does, taking care of their Press & PR.In this conversation: Tamsin and Sarah discuss the challenges for crew working in the touring industry; how their mental, as well as their physical health can be protected.Episode key topics + chapter markers:5:34 – Sarah asks Tamsin to help her correct an assumption she made in E1 about the disparity in mental health issues between men and women8:47 – The stresses that come with touring, how the industry could help itself and support the people working in it12:38 – Tamsin talks about the impact and repercussions the pandemic has had on the industry15:04 – Pressures crew face;  job insecurity and why this leads to both physical and mental health problems20:19 – How the touring lifestyle can exacerbate problems with addiction, a shift in culture and attitude on tour could help28:05 – Tamsin highlights a new initiative from MITC and Roadie Medic, the MITC Manual and the shift in attitude to mental health issues36:52 – Post tour recovery and the impact of touring on personal relationshipsUseful resources and links related to this episode :MITC -  info on services as well as 'Touring and Mental Health – The Music Industry Manual'Freelancers - Backup's AJ Bursary for FREE MHFA training  via Music Support  Companies - The ABTT and  Music Support  provide MHFA training for companiesSupport the Show.Backup Tech - The UK’s Registered Technical Entertainment Charity That Provides Financial & Wellbeing Support To Technical Industry Professionals. “We help people get back on their feet”How Backup Tech can help :Are you or a family member seriously ill or suffering from an accident and needing support?Are you struggling with Mental Health and need to speak to someone?Is there someone you know who needs help with any of the above?If so, visit our 'How We Help' page for details on our support, or call our 24hr Helpline 0800 464 7068 Did you find this episode useful?Our many successes are only possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Please help us by supporting us Website: https://www.backuptech.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backupuk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backuptechuk/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/backup-tech-charity/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackupCharity ...
50:28 8/31/23
Backup Wellbeing Hub, Kart-Fest 2023
Friday 30th June 2023Backstage with BackupE2: The Wellbeing Hub at Backup’s Kart-Fest – The Village FeteGuests: Backup’s Jessica Allan, Laura Newton, Development and Operations for MITC, and Music Support’s Chief Executive, Eric Mtungwazi.Host: Sarah James runs PR agency Gasoline Media and is proud to be able to help spread the word about the great work Backup does, taking care of their Press & PR.In this conversation: Jess, Laura, Eric and Sarah discuss Kart-Fest – The Village Fete, Backup’s biggest fund raising event of the year, and it’s new Wellbeing Hub. They talk about why this new initiative is so important in helping to raise mental health awareness in the entertainment technology industry, why it’s so vital to change attitudes towards mental health in general, the importance of having more trained Mental Health Health First Aiders in the industry, what each organisation does on a day-to-day basis, and what will be on offer on the day.Episode key topics + chapter markers :1:34 – Jess explains what the Wellbeing Hub is all about and why it’s so important5:34 – Laura talks about what MITC is, what it does and why it was set up6:19 – Jess explains why Backup works with MITC 7:54 – Laura tells us what MITC will be offering during Kart-Fest10:39 – Eric explains Music Support’s role in the industry14:24 – Jess emphasises the importance of Music Support and Backup’s role in training Mental Health First Aiders 16:33 – Eric tells us about what’s on offer from Music Support during Kart-Fest17.29 – Jess talks about the sessions available and new initiatives that are being announced on the dayUseful resources and links related to this episode :Backup's AJ Bursary for FREE MHFAider training  via Music Support Music Support for MHFAider training, Addiction & Recovery Awareness Workshop  Music Industry Therapist Collective for industry therapists and to purchase your copy of their Touring and Mental Health Manual Support the Show.Backup Tech - The UK’s Registered Technical Entertainment Charity That Provides Financial & Wellbeing Support To Technical Industry Professionals. “We help people get back on their feet”How Backup Tech can help :Are you or a family member seriously ill or suffering from an accident and needing support?Are you struggling with Mental Health and need to speak to someone?Is there someone you know who needs help with any of the above?If so, visit our 'How We Help' page for details on our support, or call our 24hr Helpline 0800 464 7068 Did you find this episode useful?Our many successes are only possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Please help us by supporting us Website: https://www.backuptech.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backupuk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backuptechuk/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/backup-tech-charity/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackupCharity ...
20:27 6/30/23
Scott Arnold - It's OK to not be OK
Thursday 18th May 2023Backstage with BackupE1: It's OK to not be OKGuest: Scott Arnold is managing director of Autograph, pre-eminent suppliers of audio equipment to the theatre industry.  He is also a Trustee of Backup Tech.Host: Sarah James runs PR agency Gasoline Media and is proud to be able to help spread the word about the great work Backup does, taking care of their Press & PR.In this conversation: Scott and Sarah discuss the topic of mental health and the entertainment technology industry's attitude towards this and the need for change.  He talks about his own journey with anxiety and the help he received which is what inspired him to work with Backup and his desire to help other industry colleagues.Scott also talks about the steps Autograph has taken to support its employees mental health and hopes it will encourage other companies in the industry to follow suit.Sarah and Scott also emphasis the importance of having more trained Mental Health Health First Aiders in the industry.Episode key topics + chapter markers :1:27 - Why Scott wanted to become a Backup Trustee2:45 - Scott’s journey with general anxiety disorder and Autograph's support4:57 - How therapy and understanding can help everyone6:25 - The hole in the industry’s understanding of mental health7:55 - The debilitating aspects of anxiety. How simple understanding helps alleviate it14:25 - The importance of the MHFAider training15:42 - It’s OK not to be OK16:35 - How Backup provides a safe place to talk20:25 - The best £240 Autograph ever spent23:10 - Getting rid of the mental health stigma24:42 - How the industry should be looking after freelancersUseful resources and links related to this episode :Freelancers - Backup's AJ Bursary for FREE MHFAider training  via Music Support Companies - Music Support MHFAider training for staff Hub of Hope -  Find the right supportSupport the Show.Backup Tech - The UK’s Registered Technical Entertainment Charity That Provides Financial & Wellbeing Support To Technical Industry Professionals. “We help people get back on their feet”How Backup Tech can help :Are you or a family member seriously ill or suffering from an accident and needing support?Are you struggling with Mental Health and need to speak to someone?Is there someone you know who needs help with any of the above?If so, visit our 'How We Help' page for details on our support, or call our 24hr Helpline 0800 464 7068 Did you find this episode useful?Our many successes are only possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Please help us by supporting us Website: https://www.backuptech.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backupuk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backuptechuk/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/backup-tech-charity/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackupCharity ...
43:50 5/17/23