Support Act has partnered with Australia’s largest e-health learning platform, THIS WAY UP, to offer a range of evidence-based and effective online treatment programs to Australian music workers.
The programs are available free for music workers to access, and offer self-guided, step-by-step strategies for managing a range of issues from stress and anxiety to OCD and insomnia.
Each program has been compiled by digital mental health experts and is designed to teach proven psychological skills to transform thoughts, feelings and behaviours to make positive life changes.
Clive Miller, CEO of Support Act, explains: “This new partnership is a fantastic addition to the support we currently offer music workers. It complements our existing mental health prevention, education and training programs, and the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, by providing self-guided learning or a great stopgap for anyone waiting to see a practitioner.”
Ben Prest, Program Manager at THIS WAY UP, adds: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Support Act. Here at THIS WAY UP we have seen first-hand the dual forces of change and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic and the impact it’s had on artists within this industry. We hope that our evidence-based treatment programs can provide some relief by equipping people with the tools they need to boost their emotional wellbeing.”
THIS WAY UP is run by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and researchers based at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), a joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales. There are currently 18 tailored programs for a range of mental health conditions, which makes THIS WAY UP the largest e-health learning platform in Australia.
To find out more and register for the free programs, visit the Mental Health Resources page at supportact.org.au