Christmas Appeal 2021
The festive season is fast approaching, and this year we’ll be continuing our great tradition of providing gift vouchers to our service users so they can put food on the table this Christmas.
For many, a simple gesture of a gift voucher will give a much-welcomed boost at the end of another difficult year.
If you’re able to help, please make a donation of $50 or more now so that we can spread the love to all of our service users before the holidays.
FIND SOME HEADSPACE
We’re partnering with global meditation and mindfulness leader, Headspace, and providing 3 months of free* access to Headspace’s app. Headspace and Support act are working together to provide you with the necessary tools to manage stress and anxiety, and build mental resilience as we prepare to rebuild our Australian music and creative industries.
This is a special subscription for Support Act’s community to learn how to meditate and be mindful.
Try Headspace for 3 months using code SUPPORTACT
* Offer ends 31st December 2022. After your 90-day free trial, the subscription renews automatically at $69.99 USD for an annual subscription to Headspace. You can cancel at anytime. This offer is for new and existing free Headspace users only.
On the new date of Wednesday 15 December, join us for Yarning Strong – Mental Health and Traditional/Cultural Healing.
Our last dedicated First Nations session for the year will be hosted by Mitch Tambo and Cerisa Grant with guests Mau Power, Baden Hitchcock and Jedison Wells.
Focussing on traditional/cultural healing techniques such as Wayapa, Dadirri and other healings for First Nations people, the session will delve into the importance of seeking support for those who can’t get to a culturally safe space, and what traditional healing tools you can use when on tour or at home.
There will also be a short Wayapa session after the discussion.
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.