YAFTA consultancy specialises in providing psychological and mental health support to film & television productions

YAFTA Consultancy provides advice, duty of care processes, psychological support and psychiatric input for film & TV production.

All of our professionals hold appropriate qualifications and registrations for their areas of expertise. Our team is comprised of:
Psychologists chartered by the British Psychological Society, who hold registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as practitioner psychologists.

Consultant Psychiatrists registered with the General Medical Council and Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Registered psychotherapists with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Business psychologists that hold principal practitioner status with the Association of Business Psychologists (ABP).

These registrations ensure that our psychological and psychiatric professionals have the necessary training and qualifications to work with members of the public, ensuring that the best possible, and most ethical option for cultivating public safety is employed.


Charlotte Armitage BSc (Hons), MBPsS, PGCert, PPABP, MBACP, MNCS (Accred) is the Managing Director of YAFTA Consultancy.

Charlotte is an award-winning businesswoman, a registered psychotherapist with British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, an accredited counsellor with the National Counselling Society and an accredited business psychologist and media psychologist.

As the founder and managing director of award winning organisations, Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting (YAFTA) & YAFTA Talent Agency, Charlotte has vast experience of the film & TV industry from all angles. Charlotte lectures on Film & TV Production courses about duty of care processes and psychological guidelines which should to be adhered to throughout the production cycle.

Charlotte is a member of the Media Ethics Advisory Board of the British Psychological Society and has conducted advisory work with the BBC, EOne and MTV regarding their duty of care processes for on-screen talent. As part of her work with the BPS Media Ethics Board, Charlotte has been involved in the changes to duty of care processes in the Film & TV industry including contributing to; the code of conduct for psychologists working in the media and the duty of care guidelines for the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT).


YAFTA Consultancy, along with Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting (YAFTA) and YAFTA Talent Agency, is part of the YAFTA Group.

The YAFTA brand consists of three companies that specialise in the Film & TV industry.

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