MHUK Feb 2024 Photoshoot FAQs

Thank you for your interest in participating in our February photoshoot. Your support helps us build a diverse image library that we can use for our future campaigns and communications. Your time and involvement will help us in our work to promote better mental health for people across the nation.  

Please take the time to read our FAQs below prior to completing our sign-up form. 

What is the purpose of the photoshoot? 

We’re organising a photoshoot so we can have a new range of photos that we can use for future fundraising campaigns and external communication materials. We intend to use these photos for both online and offline materials such as blogs, campaigns and social media content. 

Please note that we will only be able to accept participants who are over the age of 18. 


When and where will the photoshoot be taking place? 

The photoshoot is to take place over 21-23 Feb. The photoshoot will be happening between 9am-6pm on the day, we will only need you to be present for 3 – 4 hours.   

We are still in the process of confirming final location details, but will update all interested volunteers closer to the date. All locations will be located within London. 1x office location, 1x home and park location. 

In the event that we will need to cancel, we will try to give you as much notice as we can. Once you have been confirmed as a participant, we will email you to provide you with further information closer to the time. 


Will I be paid?

Following feedback from recent volunteers and because of payroll processing, we will be offering a £50 Love Shopping gift card, which can be used for a variety of high street shops, supermarkets and brands.  

The photoshoot will take place in London, so we are looking for participants who live in London or the surrounding area and are able to travel into central London, as we can only cover travel expenses up to a certain amount. 

What rights do I have over the photographs taken? 

On the day of the photoshoot, we will ask you to sign a consent form, confirming that you are happy for us to use your images in future external communications to prospective and existing supporters for the next 5 years. Should you decide to withdraw your consent afterwards, you can email [email protected]. You can withdraw your consent at any time.


Will I have a say over how I will be involved on the day of the photoshoot? 

Your comfort is our priority and we’ll be joined by a professional photographer as well as Mental Health UK staff members. We ask for your cooperation to follow our brief, where you can, to ensure that the photos we take are suitable for our campaigns, and our experienced photographer will be assisting in the direction of this. 


Why are you trying to promote inclusivity within the photoshoot? 

The UK is made up of people of many ethnicities and abilities and we want to be able to visually reflect this within our supporter communications. According to the 2021 census, the UK population’s ethnicities are made up of 81% white, 9.6% Asian, 4.2% black, 3.3% mixed race. The census also revealed that 17.8% are classified as disabled.