The music industry is a fun and exciting place to work, however we understand that it can also be a challenging, isolating and unsafe place for many.
Harassment, bullying and discrimination have a huge impact on the mental health of music industry workers, as highlighted in our 2022 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Music and Live Performing Arts survey and the Music Industry Review‘s 2022 Raising Their Voices report.
As the music industry’s leading charity and wellbeing advocate, we strongly encourage and promote safety, mental health and wellbeing best practice.
Here’s how our programs support the recommendations of the Raising Their Voices report:
|Support Act Program / Activity||Report Recommendation|
|Minimum Standards for a Mentally Healthy Music Industry||Recommendation 2, 3, 10 and 11|
|Support Act Guide to Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Bullying||Recommendation 2, 5 and 11|
|Support Act Model Policies and Procedures||Recommendation 2 and 11|
|Backstage Chill Out Spaces at Festivals||Recommendation 2|
|The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline||Recommendation 5|
|Mentally Healthy Workplaces Program||Recommendation 2, 8 and 10|
|Access All Areas (Active Bystander Training)||Recommendation 2 and 8|
|Leadership Training||Recommendation 2 and 8|
|Workplace Wellbeing Check-Ins||Recommendation 8|
|Mental Health First Aid||Recommendation 8|
|Suicide Prevention Training||Recommendation 8|
|On My Mind / Yarning Strong workshops||Recommendation 8|
|Support Act Accreditation||Recommendation 10|
|First Nations Strategic Plan||Recommendation 2 and 12|
|First Nations Mental Health First Aid||Recommendation 8 and 12|
|First Nations Diversity Equity and Inclusion training||Recommendation 2, 8 and 12|
|Support Act Mental Health & Wellbeing in Music and Live Performing Arts Research 2022||Recommendation 16|