Post transmission support is absolutely vital. Transmission is a crucial time where may issues may arise such as how the contributor responds to the edit of the production and also how they are publicly received. This is a time where the contributor’s life can change dramatically, and they may be target of negative or positive media attention. Having such a significant change in their lifestyle can be destabilising and overwhelming, therefore having support from someone that they have worked with throughout the production is absolutely vital at this stage.
Post transmission support should go on throughout the 12 months following transmission, however this is dependent on the nature of the production. If the production involves catapulting someone into the public eye, it is likely that they will need substantial support. This might range from once monthly support to once weekly support or just providing a service that they can contact the psychologist if they need to.