Sound Minds

Join us at 6.30pm tonight for our live Naarm/Melbourne Sound Minds event at The Northcote Social Club.

Come and connect with the music community as we explore the highs and lows of working in music with Shannen James, Benny Clark, Dale Tanner and Unified Music Group’s Luke O’Connor.

Christmas Appeal

Music brings us all such joy, but many who are working in it are struggling and desperately need your help this festive season. 

If you can, please donate today and help us put food on the table for music workers this Christmas.

Board changes

There are changes to our Board following our Annual General Meeting last week.

Our current Chair, Sally Howland, will be stepping down after 24 years with us. She will be replaced by current Co-Deputy Chairs Lynne Small and David Albert, who will become Co-Chairs.

Sebastian Chase has also stepped down as a Director of the Board after 7 years, while Jonathan Carter has joined the Board as the APRA representative.

$600k raised

Our Ausmusic T-Shirt Day total is now sitting at an anticipated $600,000 raised!

A huge thank you to everyone who put their hands up for Ausmusic, repped their fave t-shirts, set up a team to fundraise or made a donation. We couldn’t have done it without you!

The website will remain open for the next few weeks, so there’s still time to donate or remit funds from your own fundraising events and merch sales.

Creative Minds

Reconnect with creativity and approach making music in new ways through our brand-new, immersive, one-day intensive workshop, Creative Minds, exclusively for creatives in the Australian music industry.

Join us for our last live workshop in Naarm/Melbourne on Tuesday 6 December. 

Yarning Strong

Join Mitch Tambo and  Cerisa Benjamin at 7:30pm (AEDT) on the new date of Monday 19 December as we take in a deep breath and exhale for the next year to come with our final Yarning Strong of 2022 – Mindfulness and Reflection.

Access All Areas

Join us online for Access All Areas:  Creating a Safe & Thriving Music Industry For All on Tuesday 13 December from 10:30am -12:30pm (AEDT).

Developed in partnership with Music Victoria, the training will teach you how to actively intervene when witnessing sexual harassment, sexual assault and bullying in the workforce.

Minimum Standards

Over 50 individuals and companies have now signed the Minimum Standards for a Mentally Healthy Music Industry.

They seek to encourage action to protect, respond, and promote the positive aspects of work that contribute to good mental health. 

What we do

Support Act is the music industry’s charity, delivering crisis relief services to musicians, managers, crew and music workers across all genres who are unable to work due to ill health, injury, a mental health problem or some other crisis, such as COVID-19. 

We also develop and implement life-saving mental health and wellbeing programs and services.

About Support Act

Get Help

You can get help by applying for financial support if you are a musician, manager, crew or music worker in crisis. We will also contribute to the cost of a funeral.

Contact the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline if you are concerned about any aspect of your mental health, and check out our Resources page to discover industry-specific mental health videos, training options, articles and other cool stuff.

Get Help

Give Help

You can give help by making an individual or company donation, fundraising, leaving a gift to us in your will, and by spreading the word about our services to anyone in need. See below for more information.

Give Help

HOW CAN I HELP?

If you would like to make an individual or company donation, please visit our donate page. A recurring monthly or annual donation is a great way to ensure your ongoing support. All donations are tax deductible.

There are many ways to fundraise: hold an event (when conditions allow), donate a percentage of sales from products, services or merchandise, or set up a donation page on social media for your birthday or other special occasion. Please make sure you register with us first.

Help A Mate provides an opportunity to raise money for an artist, roadie or music worker who is in need or suffering hardship or distress. This could be through a dedicated appeal or a fundraising event. Find out more.

If you would like to leave Support Act a gift in your Will or should you decide to include Support Act as a beneficiary, we provide more information here. You can also call our CEO Clive Miller on 1300 731 303.

Make a Bequest

Music workers are a proud and resilient bunch, and some can be reluctant to seek help, even though they might be in financial distress or just need to talk to someone about their wellbeing. If you know someone who needs our help, please encourage them to contact us.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Whether you want to learn how to give or get help, look after your own own wellbeing or hear how others in the music community have overcome challenges, this is for you.

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