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Writer Wellbeing

Healthy Desk Life - The Basics
  1. Set up right – get your work area, whatever kind it is, set up correctly. Here’s one guide & another.

  2. Move – as often as you can, ideally 1 min every 20 mins.

  3. Look Around – drag your eyes from the screen and gaze, further afield, at something real for the sake of your eyes.

  4. Keep up-to-date with eye checks & prescription for glasses if you wear them. Make use of the many low cost glasses suppliers now online.

  5. Stretch – from your seat or standing

Health and Wellbeing Resources

For professional help please see below a list of organisations that can help you:

Body Health
On Set

ScreenSafe is the screen sector’s go to guide for all your onset safety requirements. ScreenSafe was established in July 2015 to support and promote Health and Safety in the New Zealand Screen Sector. The initial focus is updating the existing Code of Practice to create a set of NZ Screen Sector Health & Safety Guidelines and to interpret the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 which came into effect from 4th April 2016.

Bullying, harassment and discrimination

Behaviour which amounts to harassment of any kind may be misconduct, so it should be investigated Employees are protected from sexual and racial harassment in the workplace under the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Human Rights Act 1993.

If a person wants to complain under the Human Rights Act 1993, they have 12 months after the incident to make their complaint to the Human Rights Commission.


How to make a complaint - click here


More info from Human Rights Commission - click here.

Sexual Harassment

Screen Women's Action Group - SWAG was established because we believe the New Zealand screen industry can and must be a safe and supportive workplace for everybody - female, male, and gender fluid, of every ethnicity and sexuality, no matter what your role on a production. We are working alongside ScreenSafe and all industry Guilds towards this vision. Click here to see what SWAG have planned & how to get help.  

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