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If you're having problems at work, we want to hear from you. Every conversation you have with Equity is confidential. You don't need to be working on an Equity contract to get help. You can speak to us about issues including:

  • bullying and sexual harassment
  • discrimination
  • health and safety
  • pay
  • reporting bad practice
  • casting process including discrimination
  • agents including discriminatory decisions which limit or affect your career

Call us on 020 7379 6000, email info@equity.org.uk or visit our contact page to find the details for the staff member who can support you with your issue.

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If you have concerns about inappropriate casting questions, breakdown language, audition feedback, access, or other issues within the casting process contact the Equity official covering your sector. You can find their details on the contact pageFor casting concerns in commercials, contact TVcommercials@equity.org.uk

Concerns could include discriminatory casting breakdowns, inaccessible casting venues, discriminatory behaviour during the casting process and discrimination in casting decisions. For information on what you can and can’t be asked in a casting, see Equity’s Casting Questions Card.

Equity Tax and Welfare Helpline

020 7670 0223 - open Mondays and Thursdays

Equity Mental health support

Free counselling through BAPAM

As an Equity member, you can have six free counselling services through the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM). If you’re experiencing mental health issues, speaking to someone can really help.

Equity Legal Support

Equity members are entitled to free legal advice about your work in the entertainment industry. Find out how to get free legal support

Further support


A comprehensive list of charities and organisations supporting arts and entertainment workers.


ArtsMinds is an information hub where performers and creative practitioners can find specialist support. It covers everything from your career and finances to your health and relationships. ArtsMinds is a joint initiative between Equity, BAPAM, The Stage and Spotlight.

British Film Industry 

The BFI uses National Lottery funds to develop and support original UK filmmakers and films, and to increase the audiences who can enjoy them.

Domestic violence support on gov.uk

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

Homelessness - contact your council

Your council must help if youre legally homeless, but how much depends on your eligibility, your level of need and if your homelessness is your fault.

Industry Minds 

The award-winning and critically acclaimed mental health support platform for the creative arts.

Member Benefits

There are a wide variety of exclusive member benefits for you to make the most of your Equity subscription. 

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales is the umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centres, providing specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence.


Whatever you're going through, you can contact the Samaritans for someone to listen. Theyre available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Mental health support charity, whose motto is that no-one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair completely alone.

UK Theatre 

UK Theatre is the UKs leading theatre and performing arts membership organisation, and offers training, events, and support.

Women's Aid

Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.