Through all the ups & downs, we've got your back.

Samwell is a community of performers navigating the challenges of industry life, together.

Being a performer takes amazing resilience and mental strength.

Our community of fellow performers and industry experts understand the highs and lows, and are here to support you

Together, we offer a balance of practical and emotional support alongside helpful content, useful courses and regular events to keep you feeling your best as you take on the world.

A peek inside the Samwell community...

Member-led groups

Spaces where you can learn something new, give and receive support or just connect, chat and make new friends.

New weekly content

From experts and performers on topics suggested by our community. Regular opportunities to pitch your ideas.

Regular events

Workshops, masterclasses and get-togethers run by industry experts and fellow performers.

Helpful courses

Designed to help you understand how best to navigate your career and feel empowered to cope with any challenges.

Community discussion

Talk about the important issues within your profession with fellow performers in a safe environment.

Expert guidance

Not sure what your legal rights are? Want practical advice on coping with rejection? Our team of experts are here to guide you on the common issues that cause stress for performers.

What our members say

Samwell provides a platform for artists' wellbeing that's been sorely needed for years; whether you're an actor, comedian or any other kind of creative, it's nice to know there's a group there with you in your corner.
Jack
Actor - Colchester
Difficulties arise in stand up comedy (especially as a woman) and I no longer feel so alone in facing them. Samwell has been an ongoing reliable and trustworthy source of support. I am so lucky to have found Samwell and I wish I had earlier!
Rachel
Comedian - London
As an Actor I have benefited from the informative articles that hit the mark by exploring the grey areas in the industry. It is invaluable to have a supportive platform where you feel 100% safe. I trust that I can share and explore my own mental health that goes beyond being a performer but a human being trying to navigate life.
Emma
Actor - Hampshire

Join Samwell

Samwell is a not-for-profit community for performers. Through every up and down, we’re here for you.

Become a member

Free
  • Get inspiration & advice with selected podcasts & articles
  • Learn & grow with free courses
  • Find support in member-led groups

Backstage Pass

£ 4
99
/ month
  • Everything in standard membership, plus...
  • Access to live events, webinars and masterclasses
  • Explore all content & courses - tailored for you
  • Connect & chat with other members

Frequently Asked Questions

Our content plans cover a wide range of topics. You can see examples here. We regularly survey our membership to find out what topics are most important to you AND we regularly invite members to contribute their own ideas and content.

Whilst we actively encourage open communication and debate, we recognise some members want gender-specific ‘safe spaces’ in which to share their experiences and discuss important topics. Click here to read how we approach inclusivity and safe spaces.

Yes. When you join you select a unique username which is used in all interactions. You don’t have to use your own name or image.

Samwell is a CIC, a not-for-profit community interest company. All our proceeds go back into supporting the performers community. See our about us page for more details

Supporting Artist Mental Wellbeing (Samwell) is a community interest company which means any money we make is reinvested into running community. Your membership contributes directly to more courses, more content and better tools.

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