Support Act has announced a brand new series of On My Mind mental health talks, specifically for First Nations artists, artist managers, crew and music workers.
The first event in the series, Yarning Strong, will be held on Friday 23 July at 7.30pm (AEST) with artists Uncle Kutcha Edwards and JK – 47, hosted by Cerisa Grant, Support Act Community Engagement & Social Worker and proud Walpiri, Jawoyn and Gurrindji woman.
The free, online talk will focus on First Nations mental health and what it looks like in the music industry; how music heals and is an expression of storytelling that has been passed down for generations; and why it’s important for the industry to create a culturally safe space for First Nations artists, artist managers, crew and music workers to express themselves and their history.
Cerisa Grant, Support Act Community Engagement & Social Worker, explains: “We’re thrilled to be able to put on a brand new On My Mind series that allows the voices of First Nations people in music to express, support and heal together.
“It’s a big step forward in addressing issues in our community and ensuring First Nations people in the music industry feel safe to come forward, have a yarn and ask for help if needed.”
On My Mind is a monthly event exploring mental health and wellbeing for the music industry. Attendees are invited into candid conversations surrounding important and provocative topics that impact the way we live, work and thrive. Previous topics have included managing anxiety and depression, the importance of self-care, conflict resolution, creativity and motivation.
For further information and tickets, click here.