Sound Minds – Kaurna/Adelaide
We’ll be back in Kaurna country for our very first Sound Minds of 2023 on Monday 20 March at The Gov, Hindmarsh.
Join Support Act Psychologist Ash King, artists Rulla and Gus Gardiner from 6:30pm as we share our secrets to staying grounded, focused and balanced.
First Nations Mental Health First Aid
We’re bringing our nationally accredited First Nations Mental Health First Aid training to musicians, managers, crew and music workers living, working and creating on Kaurna Country/Adelaide.
The course includes online training and a live workshop at The Gov on Thursday 20 April.
Voice to parliament
With the Voice to Parliament referendum coming up later this year, there’s a lot of information flying around that may be confusing and confronting.
We’ve put together some key facts about what it is, how you can find out more to make your decision, and support available if you feel triggered by these conversations.
This Way Up
We’ve partnered with digital mental health experts, THIS WAY UP, to offer you free access to a range of evidence-based and effective online treatment programs.
Meet our new team members
We’re thrilled to announce the expansion of our First Nations and crisis relief teams, so that we can better serve you through crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing support.
Please welcome William Oui, Cooper-Lily Nikora, Tim Coutts-Smith and Jim Lawrie!
Guide to Sexual Misconduct, Bullying and Discrimination
In response to the unacceptable levels of harassment, bullying and discrimination in the Australian music industry, we’ve compiled the Support Act Guide to Sexual Misconduct, Bullying and Discrimination.
The guide is a checkpoint for individuals affected by sexual harm, harassment, bullying and discrimination in the course of their work in the music industry.
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.