A series of dedicated mental health events and supports for First Nations musicians, managers, crew and music workers.
Yarning Strong open access webinars explore mental health and wellbeing for First Nations people working in the music industry.
The free, online events feature leading panelists in the First Nations music community discussing topics from mental health and cultural healing to navigating life online and finding your identity in music.
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 Makeshift, 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 – Navigating Life and Media Online
Yarning Strong – Mental Health and Traditional/Cultural Healing
Yarning Strong – Keeping Mob Mentally Healthy
FIRST NATIONS SUPPORT LINE
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 contacting our First Nations Social Worker.
Support Act would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to all First Nations tribes in Australia today, the Traditional Custodians of the land, their elders past, present and future. 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.