We’re celebrating 25 years as the music industry’s charity!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s been involved along the way, from directors, staff, donors, sponsors and volunteers to all of our service users who remind us why we do what we do.
ON MY MIND – SOUND MINDS
Join us live and in person for our first in a series of dedicated events for SA music workers – On My Mind – Sound Minds: Mental Health in Music & How To Give & Get Help at the Lions Art Factory, Adelaide on Weds 31 August at 6pm (ACST).
NSW COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants now Expended
COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants for music and live performing arts workers in NSW, provided thanks to additional funding from the NSW Government through Create NSW, have now been exhausted.
A limited number of grants are still available across all states thanks to funding provided by our donors and sponsors. In an effort to stretch these funds as far as possible, these are now being offered at $1,000 for an individual and $1,500 for a family.
FIRST NATIONS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
There are still a couple of spots left for our free First Nations Mental Health First Aid online training on Monday 29 August, Monday 26 September and Monday 17 October from 10am-3pm (AEST), so get in quick to secure your place!
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
People who work in music are more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide than the general population.
We’re partnering with Australia’s leading suicide intervention training organisation, LivingWorks, to provide people who work in music access to free suicide prevention education.
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.
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.