First Nations Mental Health First Aid – Dharug Country

First Nations Mental Health First Aid’s inaugural and in-person training on Dharug Country will be on Tuesday 11 June from 10am – 4pm at Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta. 

Delivered in partnership with proud Wakka Wakka man, Deon Bird Training, this workshop has been developed to support information about mental health first aid and self-care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and  covers common and disabling mental health problems and crisis situations.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing in Music and the Creative Industries 2024 survey is open now, and we want to hear from you! Your answers will help us determine how we can better support you in the future through services such as the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline.

The survey’s open now until Tuesday 18 June, so find out more and get started now.

Help A Mate

Musician, Nenad Radic‘s family are fundraising to get the surgery he so desperately needs to get back on his feet so he can walk, work and play music again.

If you can, please donate today.

Sound Check is out now!

The bi-monthly newsletter for the music community focuses on all things mental health including news, events, insights and tips.

We delve into the unexpected in this month’s issue and hear from artist manager Isaac Lewis and music journalist Sosefina Fuamoli about the curveballs they’ve experienced whilst working in the industry. 

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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