“Half of backstage workers are considering leaving their career and more than two thirds do not think that employers have put adequate mental health support in place for their post-Covid return to work, according to a survey of more than 1,000 people.
While the majority (84%) of managers who responded to the survey felt that they could talk to their staff about mental health, less than two thirds (60%) of those polled said they felt comfortable raising the topic with their employer.”
The familiar pattern from the Alliance of Associations and Professionals in Theatre and Live Events (AAPTLE) survey:
- Management – “everyone knows that they can trust me with their problems and my door is always open!”
- A section of the workforce – “yeah, right!”
There are lots of detailed stats in there that are useful in building this case.
Update: You can download the UK Backstage Wellbeing Survey here.