End of Financial Year appeal

With the End of Financial Year fast approaching, we urgently need your help so we can continue to support those in the music industry who are still doing it tough.

If you can, please donate to our End of Financial Year appeal before 30 June.

On My Mind

Touring can be a rewarding and exciting part of the muso-life, but it can also be lonely, draining and a bloody slog. Join us in person (yes IRL!) or online from the Music Market on Thursday 30 June at 12.45pm (AEST) for On My Mind – The Road: Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing on Tour.

Yarning Strong

Join us on Thursday 7 June at 1pm (AEST) for our Yarning Strong – NAIDOC Week Special live or online from the Music Market in Collingwood with host Mitch Tambo and panelists including Candice Lorrae from The Merindas.

Last chance to apply for NSW COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants 

If you work professionally in music or live performing arts in NSW and your ability to work has been impacted by the pandemic, please apply for a COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grant now.

There are now less than 200 Crisis Relief Grants available, so they are likely to be fully expended in the next few weeks.

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.

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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