If you need help, get in touch here. You do not need to be working on an Equity contract to get help, and your conversation with Equity is confidential.
If you have concerns about inappropriate casting questions, discriminatory breakdown language, audition feedback, access, or other issues within a casting process, call Equity on 020 7379 6000 or contact your Equity official direct.
For information on what you can and can’t be asked in a casting, see Equity’s Casting Questions Card
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Access Equity’s mental health support scheme, administered by the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).
Reporting Bad Practice - What constitutes bad practice? How do you report it? Get more information here. If you experience bad practice, we want to know about it and support you as best we can. The kinds of concerns we want to hear you raise include the following:
- Discriminatory decisions made which limit or affect your career
- Discriminatory casting breakdowns
- Inaccessible casting venues
- Discriminatory behaviour during the casting process
- Discrimination in the casting decisions
Most of the issues you raise will be dealt with by the relevant department which handles the area of work that your concern falls into.
This will be either the Live Performance Department or the Recorded Media Department which you reach via the Head Office contact number: 020 7379 6000.
If your concern is related to London-based work ,contact Equity’s Head Office.
You can contact a different office where your work-related concern falls into the following nations or regions which can be found on Equity's contact us page.
Where you have a general concern regarding an equalities or discrimination matter you can also contact Ian Manborde, Equity’s Equalities & Diversity Organiser on 020 7379 6000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Work Issues (Health and Safety, Access, Pay, etc.) - Phone 020 7379 6000 or Email email@example.com
Click here for a list of regional, national, and industrial staff contacts
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