Ben is passionate about improving wellbeing for the screen sector, and he has spent the last eight years speaking to arts & entertainment industry leaders and experts in mental health about the wellbeing challenges and solutions creative practitioners experience, an exploration which culminated in him making the acclaimed ABC documentary The Show Must Go On released during mental health week 2019, and lead him to establish Screen Well in 2022.
Ben is an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor who brings this training with his knowledge and 30+ years of work experience in the screen sector, alongside his personal lived experience with anxiety & depression to the Screen Well team.
SCREEN FOREVER is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland.
Screen Producers Australia respectfully acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language region, the traditional owners of the lands on which we met. We thank the traditional custodians for welcoming us all onto their lands.
We acknowledge and pay respects to them and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.