In just four weeks’ time on Wednesday 25 May, Support Act’s inaugural Head First conference discussing mental health and wellbeing for the music industry will take place at the new Australian Institute of Music (AIM) campus in Sydney.

This much-anticipated landmark event will feature a wealth of amazing speakers and performers, all discussing the crucially important topic of mental health and wellbeing in the music industry.

Host Yumi Stynes will be joined by some of the industry’s leading names including artist Ziggy Ramo; Sally Anne Gross and George Musgrave, authors of pivotal UK publication Can Music Make You Sick?; artist Nooky; singer/songwriter Fanny Lumsden; CEO of Culture Amp Didier Elzinga; and Co-Founder of CrewCare Tony Moran. More speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

CEO of Support Act, Clive Miller, explains: “Industry perceptions around mental health have shifted significantly over the past few years. This conference is a great opportunity to hear from some excellent speakers in our community, gather tools and insights into how we can all manage our mental health more effectively, and help create a more mentally healthy environment in which to write, record, perform and enjoy music.”

The charity will also be announcing the findings of its first ever Mental Health and Wellbeing in Music and Live Performing Arts survey, conducted in conjunction with the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne.

Head First is open to anyone in the industry, from musicians and managers to crew and music workers. 

Tickets are $39 including a light breakfast, hot drinks, lunch, afternoon tea, live performances and networking drinks. For more information and tickets, visit

Head First 2022
9am-5pm, followed by performances and networking
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Australian Institute of Music
27 Nurses Walk, The Rocks, Sydney
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