A series of dedicated mental health events and supports for First Nations musicians, managers, crew and music workers.


Yarning Strong is a series of online and in-person panel discussions that explore the mentalhealth and wellbeing of First Nations people working in the music industry.

This free event features leading panelists in the First Nations music community discussing topics from mental health to music and sharing their own lived experiences to uplift the FirstNations music industry community and the wider music industry community.

First Nations Mental Health First Aid is our nationally accredited training for First Nations music workers and non-Indigenous people working with them.

Held in conjunction with Deon Bird Training, the training for individuals and teams teaches people how to effectively recognise and respond to mental health issues; provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan; respond in a mental health crisis situation and seek appropriate professional help.


Missed a session? Watch our latest Yarning Strong videos here.

Yarning Strong – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Yarning Strong – NAIDOC Week Special

Yarning Strong – Navigating Life and Media Online

Yarning Strong – Mental Health and Traditional/Cultural Healing

Yarning Strong – Keeping Mob Mentally Healthy


Support Act is pleased to facilitate a culturally safe experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, managers, crew and music workers through the establishment of the First Nations Support Line.

The free, confidential service can be accessed 24/7 by calling 1800 959 500 (Option 3).

We recognise the importance of First Nations people being able to speak with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clinician or one with cultural awareness training, who has experience with individuals and families, and who understands the challenges you may face.

By working together, we aim to find the most appropriate support for you. A referral to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services can also be arranged, through the support line or by our First Nations Social Worker.


Support Act acknowledges and pays its respects to First Nations peoples and recognises the role of intergenerational song practitioners in establishing the rich and diverse music practices that exist today. Support Act would also like to acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and understand that each tribe has different cultural beliefs. We welcome and support all First Nations People.