• Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.
  • Our assistance can take the form of paying the rent or the mortgage, buying a bed or wheel chair, paying for car repairs, medical / dental / phone / electricity bills, or a credit card debt.
  • We provide referrals to other support services; funding for funerals; and we support friends and family seeking to raise funds for an artist, roadie or music worker in crisis through our Help a Mate.
    • The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential 24/7 counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk about any aspect of their mental health. It can be accessed by calling #1800 959 500.
    • You can call the Helpline if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, suicide ideation or any other form of mental ill health.
    • It can also provide assistance with: career insecurity, financial management, grief counselling, alcohol and substance dependency, homelessness, creative disputes, relationship breakdown.
    • Support Act also runs Mental Health Matters workshops to help artists, crew and music workers to understand the signs and symptoms of mental ill health; have a conversation with someone suffering from mental ill health; and manage their own self-care.
    • We are a proud partner with CrewCare. Our aim is to ensure that all live production professionals are aware of our services and can access them if needed; or refer mates and co-workers who are doing it tough.