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 / ActivityReport Recommendation
Minimum Standards for a Mentally Healthy Music IndustryRecommendation 2, 3, 10 and 11
Support Act Guide to Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and BullyingRecommendation 2, 5 and 11
Support Act Model Policies and ProceduresRecommendation 2 and 11
Backstage Chill Out Spaces at FestivalsRecommendation 2
The Support Act Wellbeing HelplineRecommendation 5
Mentally Healthy Workplaces ProgramRecommendation 2, 8 and 10
Access All Areas (Active Bystander Training)Recommendation 2 and 8
Leadership TrainingRecommendation 2 and 8
Workplace Wellbeing Check-InsRecommendation 8
Mental Health First AidRecommendation 8
Suicide Prevention TrainingRecommendation 8
On My Mind / Yarning Strong workshopsRecommendation 8
Support Act AccreditationRecommendation 10
First Nations Strategic PlanRecommendation 2 and 12
First Nations Mental Health First AidRecommendation 8 and 12
First Nations Diversity Equity and Inclusion trainingRecommendation 2, 8 and 12
Support Act Mental Health & Wellbeing in Music and Live Performing Arts Research 2022Recommendation 16